Congressman Jim Clyburn's Fish Fry
Moseley Braun

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Columbia, SC, May 2, 2003--It's not fancy--the event is held in parking garage in downtown Columbia, and the food is served on disposable plates with  paper napkins--but Congressman Jim Clyburn's Fish Fry provides delegates to the convention an opportunity for some inexpensive fun.  The Fish Fry features music, dance, food and even bid whist.  Eight hundred pounds of whiting were served.  Candidates Dean, Edwards, Gephardt, Graham, Kerry and Moseley Braun all stopped in.  Clyburn initiated this event before he was elected to Congress in 1992, for delegates who couldn't afford the $100 dollar price tag to attend the J-J dinner.  The Clyburn Fish Fry used to happen every two years but is now an annual affair.  This was the sixth Fish Fry, and the third held in the garage. 


Copyright © 2003  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.