Conservatives of all stripes coming to Richmond this weekend
The tea party convention isn't the only big event happening in Richmond this weekend.
The Family Foundation, the state's leading political organization for social conservatives, is holding its annual gala Saturday night as the state's first tea party convention wraps up.
Nearly 1,200 people are expected to attend the gala to hear U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) speak. Pence, who serves as chairman of the House Republican Conference, won the presidential straw poll at the Family Research Council's annual Values Voters Summit last month.
Both events are being held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, and it will be enlightening to see how many convention attendees (more than 2,000 people are expected) also attend the gala. The tea party primarily focuses on fiscal issues but there has been talk about whether members are concerned about social issues too.
| October 7, 2010; 1:11 PM ET
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