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On Friday night the Missouri Democratic Party held its Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis. There were over five hundred in attendance.

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The ballroom before the start of the evening’s activities.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D) (center) at the pre-dinner reception.

@sarahfelts Sarah Felts

.@clairecmc: “We’ve got problems, but the problem isn’t teachers…The problem isn’t gov’t wotkers & it sure as hell is not their pensions.” 19 hours ago

@sarahfelts Sarah Felts

#MO Sen. @clairecmc on redistricting: “This state is not a 6-2 state & we’re gonna show everyone that in November.” 19 hours ago

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) and Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana), the keynote speaker.

@sarahfelts Sarah Felts

Sen. Tester, Senator from Montana & keynote speaker at JJ Dinner, gives a shout-out to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Amen! 19 hours ago

@BGinKC Blue Girl

John Tester gives good speech. I could vote for him, if I lived in Montana. #JeffersonJacksonDinner 19 hours ago

@sarahfelts Sarah Felts

Sen. Tester @ JJ Dinner: “On the debt-limit, we’re playing around with something that could put us into a severe depression.” 19 hours ago

Susan Montee, Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party (right).

Representative Wm. Lacy Clay (D), First Congressional District (left).

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and her spouse, Juan Carlos Antolinez.

@sarahfelts Sarah Felts

#MO Sec. of State @RobinCarnahan: “Democrats focus on people. That’s what we do… We know we have an obligation to take care of people.” 20 hours ago

Representative Russ Carnahan, Third Congressional District.

Susan Montee (center left) and Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor (D) (center right).

@sarahfelts Sarah Felts

WI State Sen. Lena Taylor addressing the JJ Dinner about the #WIunion fight. “We’re still kicking. Missouri – will you fight with us?” 20 hours ago

Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (D) (left).

Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel addressing the audience.

@BGinKC Blue Girl

The crowd at #JeffersonJacksonDinner are on their feet for Jay Nixon and his veto of the GOP disenfranchise-Democratic-voters scheme. 20 hours ago

Governor Jay Nixon (D).

@BGinKC Blue Girl

“Attacking working families doesn’t create a single job.” Gov. JAY nixon 20 hours ago

@sarahfelts Sarah Felts

#MO Gov. Nixon @ JJ Dinner: “Elections matter. …We’re going to send our common-sense senator (@clairecmc) back to Washington to lead.” 20 hours ago

@sarahfelts Sarah Felts

#MO Gov. Jay Nixon @ JJ dinner: “I will keep opposing right-wing-extremists… They wanted ‘Right-to-Work’ & We. Said. No.” 20 hours ago

Governor Jay Nixon in the foyer after the dinner.