The Jefferson County Republican Party is holding a unity picnic this weekend. Senator Dan Seum is hosting the event. Mayoral candidate Hal Heiner, Congressional candidate Todd Lally, Senate Candidate Rand Paul and the losing candidates from those primaries have all been invited, according to the GOP’s press release, which also says the picnic’s goal is to bring the former rivals together to build momentum for the general election.

Seum’s rival Marty Meyer recently held a campaign office grand opening celebration. Do events like this influence you as a voter?