Wednesday, April 13, 2005


The Polk County Democratic Party's upcoming Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on April 29 should gain a lot of attention, as it will be the first event statewide where the three biggest contenders for the Democratic nomination for governor will be on the same dais. Congressman Jim Davis of Tampa and State Senator Rod Smith of Gainesville are both announced candidates; Florida Democratic Party Chairman Scott Maddox will step down at the end of the current legislative session and is expected to announce that he will run.

The event will be held at the Lakeland Yacht and Country Club, located at 929 Lake Hollingsworth Drive (map/directions). This is the local Democratic Party organization's major fundraising event of the year. It will be a great opportunity to many Democrats and progressives to hear all three of these fine gentlemen talk about their visions for our beloved Sunshine State.

And that's not all: The keynote speaker for the evening will be U.S. Senator Bill Nelson!

We've got a lot of work to do, both locally in Polk County and statewide, and this event will be a shot across the bow to the opposition that we're not about to lay down and allow the far right to dominate anymore. Anyone who would like to purchase tickets to this dinner should e-mail me by clicking on this link.


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