Democrats picnic and politic in Twain Harte

Before the election of President Donald Trump last November, some Democrats in Tuolumne County say they were afraid to admit their political affiliation given the area’s conservative leaning.

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However, that no longer appears to be the case judging by the turnout of about 200 people Thursday evening at Eproson Park in Twain Harte for a picnic hosted by the Tuolumne County Democrats to hear from candidates for California governor and U.S. Congress in 2018. “What we’re trying to do is make people more comfortable to say they are a Democrat in this county,” said Deborah Baron, president of the Tuolumne County Democratic Club.“And show that we’re still here,” added Diane Bennett, secretary of the Tuolumne County Democratic Central Committee.

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