Ragin' Cajun Carville speaking at Democratic convention

The Mississippi Democratic Party will host its annual Jefferson-Jackson-Hamer Dinner on Saturday, July 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex. Political strategist and CNN contributor James Carville will be the keynote speaker.

“The Jefferson-Jackson-Hamer Dinner is a great occasion for Democrats from across Mississippi to come together for fellowship and to hear from our Democratic elected officials and candidates. We are especially fortunate to have James Carville joining us as keynote speaker this year,” said Mississippi Democratic Party Executive Director Travis Brock.

Often referred to as the "Ragin' Cajun" for his animated and colorful debating style and his roots in Louisiana, Carville began managing political campaigns in 1982. Before entering politics, he worked as a litigator at a Baton Rouge, La., law firm from 1973-1979 and also had stints in the U.S. Marines and as a high school teacher.

Carville co-authored the best seller “Buck Up, Suck Up... and Come Back When You Foul Up” with Paul Begala and has also authored “We're Right, They're Wrong: A Handbook for Spirited Progressives”, “And the Horse he Rode in on: The People vs. Ken Starr,” and “Stickin’- The Case for Loyalty.”