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The Jefferson County Republican Party is reviving its party picnic this year.

GOP officials can’t remember when their last picnic was, but new chairman Brad Cummings says the party needs a way to unite area voters.

“It’s a large county and so you end up having people say ‘The south end and the east end and the southeast’ and we have strong voter populations in all those areas and yet very seldom do they all come together,” says Cummings.

The picnic will feature speeches by local candidates for various offices, including state senate candidate Doug Hawkins and U.S. Congressional candidate Anne Northup. It will be this evening at Charlie Vettiner Park in Jeffersontown.