Democratic Party Chairman and former presidential candidate Howard Dean will be speaking in Portland tonight in support of the Democratic agenda. Dean is a medical doctor and former governor of Vermont and was initially favored to win the Democratic nomination for president in the 2004 election. The event will begin with a host reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Benson Hotel, 309 S.W. Broadway St. Tickets are $50 for the general public and $25 for students with a valid ID. Tickets are available online at www.democrats.org/page/contribute/PortlandWithDean or at the door.