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- Party Hosting Legislative Appreciation Reception on March 5
- Republican Push Back! Help Keep Tampa City Council Blue!
- Manatee DEC Annual Dinner and Dance Fundraiser Friday
- Thurman to Attend Hamilton (Thursday) and Citrus (Saturday) Dem Dinners
- Support Your State Party with a Florida Democratic Party MasterCard!
- Boyd Wins FSU Award, Hosts Ag Summit in Jefferson County
- Florida's Putnam Named 'Worst Person in the World'
- Congratulations, Al Gore!
- Tell a Friend!
PARTY HOSTING LEGISLATIVE APPRECIATION RECEPTION ON MARCH 5
The Florida Democratic Party's annual Legislative Appreciation event will be held March 5th in Tallahassee. 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.
REPUBLICAN PUSH BACK! HELP KEEP TAMPA CITY COUNCIL BLUE!
The Republicans have taken control of the Hillsborough County Commission and now have their sights set on the Tampa City Council. Help us push them back and keep our City Council blue! Join Hillsborough Democrats for a Tampa GOTV Super Walk on Saturday, March 3 at 9:30 am at: Ballast Point Park, 5300 Interbay Boulevard in Tampa.
MANATEE DEC ANNUAL DINNER AND DANCE FUNDRAISER
Please join us at the El Conquistador Country Club for drinks, food and music! Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30, dinner and speakers at 7:15, and dancing at 8:30 to the music of "The Big Band." Please make your reservations by Wednesday, February 28th by calling the DEC office at 941-761-8385. Tickets are $80, and we can accept all major credit cards by phone.
THURMAN TO ATTEND HAMILTON AND CITRUS DEMOCRATIC DINNERS
The Hamilton County and Citrus County Democratic Executive Committees continue to grow like many of our rejuvenated small county organizations. Please show your support!
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).
Chair Thurman will also be a guest at the Citrus County Democratic Dinner on Saturday, March 3 at the Elks Lodge on Route 19 heading from Crystal River to Homosassa. Call State Committeewoman Janna DeMarta at 352-634-0982 for tickets ($30). The event begins at 6pm. We hope to see you there!
SUPPORT YOUR STATE PARTY WITH AN FDP MASTERCARD!
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- 2.9% Introductory APR on Purchases and Balance Transfers
- Platinum MasterCard Benefits
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- Support the Democratic party with every purchase
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BOYD WINS FSU AWARD, HOSTS AG SUMMIT IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
Florida State University honored six-term North Florida Congressman Allen Boyd with the Circle of Gold Award last week for being one of the university's most prominent alumni. The Congressman, who was recently appointed to the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, earned his bachelor's degree in business from FSU in 1969 . He toured FSU's Center for Advanced Power Systems, which simulates the operation of new U.S. Navy ships. Also, Congressman Boyd hosted an Agriculture Summit this past weekend in his home county of Jefferson with the Chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Collin Peterson of Minnesota, and Congressman Sanford Bishop, who represents a Georgia district that borders North Florida. Two hundred farmers and representatives from different farm groups throughout the state attended.
FLORIDA'S PUTNAM NAMED ‘WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD'
U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam of Florida's 12th District earned the title of "Worst Person in the World" on Keith Olbermann's MSNBC show "Countdown" last week for pushing the "phony Nancy Pelosi ‘I requested a plane' story." Putnam had told Fox News: "This is not about having secure communications and secure aircraft available to her. It's about an arrogance of extravagance that demands a jumbo jet that costs $22,000 an hour to operate to taxi her and her buddies back and forth to California." However, the Tampa Tribune reported, "It turns out there's no evidence Pelosi requested any such thing... the nonpartisan House sergeant-at-arms released a written statement explaining that for security reasons he asked for a plane... Putnam now acknowledges he had no personal knowledge of any Pelosi request... And he is unapologetic about that. He calls the Pelosi plane story, whatever its legitimacy, ‘the first break [Republicans] have had from the media in driving our message since before the Mark Foley story broke.'"
Question for Representative Putnam: Do you really think the people of Florida care if the Republican Party gets "a break" in driving its divisive message?
CONGRATULATIONS, AL GORE!
Congratulations to Al Gore whose film on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," won best documentary feature at Sunday night's Academy Awards. The win helps bring public awareness to the incredibly important issue of global climate change, despite the fact that the Bush administration continues to deny the problems exists.
In addition, there has been an incredible amount of support for an Al Gore presidential bid being directed to FDP, so we have decided to include Al Gore on our Presidential Preference Survey that you can use to let FDP know who you want to see in Florida. We will notify you of news and events for each of the candidates you select. Sign up today for your preferred candidates at http://www.fladems.com/presidential.
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