Republicans for Sussex had its annual friends and family picnic July 10 at American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard. The group, formed eight years ago under the leadership of Ron Sams, is made up of presidents and other leaders of Republican clubs in Sussex County. Its mission is to coordinate efforts to broaden awareness of Republican elected officials and candidates who are committed to working for their communities. The group also raises funds to support candidates. For more information, email R4sussex@gmail.com.
During the Big Tent event, as a fundraiser, candidates were given a chance to speak on a real stump. For $5, they could speak for two minutes.