HAMPTON†ó The Hampton Democrats landed the candidate they were seeking.

The political organization recently took an online vote among those on the groupís mailing list to choose which presidential candidate they wanted to headline the Hampton Democrats Community Picnic Ė and Sen. Cory Booker won.

On Monday, Hampton Democrats chair Chris Muns announced that Booker had agreed to keynote the event.

"We asked voters in Hampton and on the Seacoast to tell us through an online poll who they wanted to hear from at our picnic," Muns said. "Senator Booker was their top choice and we are thrilled that he has heard the 'call of the voters' and will be joining us on August 17."

The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at the home of Toni and Jim Trotzer at 39 Mill Road. For more information and tickets, Muns is directing people to head to the groupís website - www.hamptonnhdems.org.