US Senator Jim Webb, a Virginia Democrat, has been selected to speak at a large fund-raising dinner for the New Hampshire Democratic Party this fall, the Globe has learned.
Last year Webb defeated incumbent US Senator George Allen in one of the country's most high-profile races.
A party spokeswoman said the choice of Webb was meant to reflect the seriousness the party has in defeating US Senator John E. Sununu, the freshman Republican who is up for re-election 2008.
The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner is one of two major fund-raisers for the state Democratic party. This year it will be held on Oct. 20 in Manchester.