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PENSACOLA RACE IS CLOSE: HELP CAMPBELL IN THE FINAL WEEK
Liz Campbell's grassroots campaign is catching fire. Thanks to your generous support, Liz has been able to run radio ads and send out mailers in the special election for State House District #3 and has closed the race to a virtual tie. Party polling shows Campbell, a retired Navy Chief and community activist, down by only three points, 41-38, to her Republican opponent with a week to go (Election Day is Feb. 27). Campbell and her opponent - a career politician - have near identical name recognition in the district. Once viewed as nearly an impossible seat to win, this race will now come down to turnout. Please help Liz in the final stretch with a contribution, or if you can go to Pensacola to help in the final week, please call 850-433-0592 and visit www.lizcampbell2007.com to learn more.
KLEIN TO HOST TOWN HALLS IN BROWARD AND PALM BEACH THURSDAY
On Thursday, Feb. 22, join Congressman Ron Klein at one of his open town hall meetings in the 22nd District. Bring your questions, comments and suggestions.
* Broward County constituents - 10:00 am, Jarvis Hall in Ft. Lauderdale
* Palm Beach County constituents - 2:30 pm, Palm Beach Gardens City Hall
For more information, call 954-522-4579. You can find more local events in your area, or list your own, at our Events Center at www.fladems.com/events.
MULHERN PICKS UP SENTINEL, TIMES, AND TRIBUNE ENDORSEMENTS
Mary Mulhern picked up three huge newspaper endorsements last week - the Florida Sentinel, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Tampa Tribune - in her campaign for Tampa City Council District #2, a Republican-held seat. Also, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm campaigned for Mulhern on Saturday. For more information, visit http://www.marymulhern.com.
HASTINGS APPOINTED HELSINKI COMMISSION CHAIR
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has chosen Congressman Alcee Hastings to co-chair the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, commonly referred to as the Helsinki Commission. "My leadership role at the commission will provide me with an important platform from which to increase security, broaden economic development and bolster respect for human rights, with the ultimate aim of upholding the dignity of each person," Hastings, the first African-American to chair the commission, said. "Through engagement at home and abroad, I hope to forge partnerships that will translate the historic Helsinki commitments into concrete deeds. I will speak out when circumstances warrant, and I will also listen to those seeking to be heard."
PUTNAM SPREADS LIES, EMERGES AS CHIEF REPUBLICAN HACK
The Tampa Tribune details U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam's bizarre attempts at leading the Republicans in Congress, including his decision to continue spreading blatant lies about the Speaker of the House via his website.
RICHARDSON TO KEYNOTE BROWARD JJ THIS WEEKEND
Presidential candidate/Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico will be the keynote speaker for the Broward County Democratic Executive Committee's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Feb. 24. More info: www.bcdec.org or call 954-423-2200.
THURMAN TO HEADLINE HAMILTON DEMOCRATIC DINNER ON MARCH 1
Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman will be the honored guest at the Second Annual Hamilton County Democratic Dinner on March 1 at the Telford Hotel in White Springs. Call Hamilton Chair Rhett Bullard at 386-303-2039 for tickets ($25 each). The Hamilton County Democratic Executive Committee continues to grow like many of our rejuvenated small county organizations.
PARTY HOSTING LEGISLATIVE APPRECIATION RECEPTION ON MARCH 5
The Florida Democratic Party's annual Legislative Appreciation event will be held March 5th. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, Senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller and House Democratic Leader Dan Gelber will headline the event. Many Democratic legislators are expected to attend. Tickets are available online.
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Event updates will be posted at www.fladems.com/calendar
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