by Javier ManjarresThe Republican Party of Florida has announced that the Republican U.S. Senate candidates will all participate in a ‘forum’ hosted by the RPOF at the upcoming Presidency 5 event in late September. This event is sure have its share of fireworks considering that the race has already taken a turn to the ‘dark side’, as all of the candidates have taken political swipes at one another.
Here is the RPOF Press Release regarding the forum:
Presidency 5’s scheduled events will commence on the afternoon of Thursday, September 22 and conclude the evening of Saturday, September 24. Events will include entertainment, a nationally-televised debate of Republican presidential candidates, and a presidential straw poll of the 3500 Republican-activist delegates.”-RPOF
“For three days, the eyes of the nation will be on Florida’s Republicans,” said RPOF Chairman David Bitner. “We are thrilled that part of our agenda will include presentations from our top Republican Senate candidates. Bill Nelson’s time in the Senate needs to end in 2012, and these candidates will make that case to Florida.”Additional details about the Presidency 5 agenda will be announced in the days ahead. For information on attending P5, go to www.presidency5.com.
Not to be out done, CPACFL, who is also ‘sharing the stage’ in Orlando next month have announced that they will be conducting a straw poll in the U.S. Senate race. CPACFL, the very first satellite off shoot of the national CPAC annual event in Washington, D.C., is touting some big name speakers that have already confirmed their attendance.
“CPAC FL’s confirmed line-up includes Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R – MN), businessman Herman Cain, ACU Chairman Cardenas, bestselling author Ann Coulter, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, founder of The Weekly Standard Bill Kristol, Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R – MI), Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and former Senators Rick Santorum and Jim Talent.”-CPACFL