Actor and comedian Alec Baldwin will headline the Iowa Democratic Party's fall gala in November as part of an effort to support Democrats across the country. The annual event, formerly known as the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, is a major fundraiser for the state party and for years has attracted prominent party leaders and officials.
"Heading into the 2018 midterm elections and beyond, I have decided to rededicate my efforts to helping the Democratic party win across the country," Baldwin said in a statement. "That effort begins in earnest in Iowa on Monday, Nov. 27th. There will be many more opportunities both before and after, and you can plan on seeing me out there with folks on the ground fighting this most important battle for our future."
Baldwin recently was awarded an Emmy for his portrayal of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, a role that has drawn laughter from liberals and scorn from the president.
"We are so excited to welcome Alec Baldwin to Iowa, and to have him lend his voice to the growing chorus of people who are ready to see change in Iowa," Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price said in a statement. "He will be able to provide a unique and entertaining perspective on the challenges facing our country and how we can work together to rebuild our party."
The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday. November 27 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. General admission tickets begin at $50 and are available at https://services.myngp.com/ngponlineservices/event.aspx?Y=FrZ0S4jyDpUtAXTS4pTkjRNe4BkNg7paIp7MuiPX5fEI%2bLpVOlyTNw%3d%3d.