Cleland to Campaign for Busansky
Former Georiga Senator Max Cleland (see photo) will be campaigning for Phyllis Busansky (see photo) on Sunday, August 27. Cleland is Vietnam War veteran and lost both his legs and an arm during that conflict. In the original "Swiftboating," he was attacked by then Congressman Saxby Chambliss (now Senator) in 2002 for opposing a Deparment of Homeland Secuity in an ad featuring images of Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Huessein and Cleland. Cleland wrote the original bill to create the Department of Homeland Security.
Cleland will appear at two events for Busansky. The first will be in Newport Ritchey at the Ramada Inn Bayside at 5015 US Highway 19. The first even begins a 12:30. The event is not a fundraiser.
Later, he will headline a fundraiser for the Democrat. The event will take place at Bella Brava on 515 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. The fundraiser will begin at 3:00.
Busansky is a former Hillsborough County Commissioner. The likely Republican candidate is Gus Bilirakis, the son of the seat's current holder, Mike Bilirakis.