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Monday, February 19, 2007

Gov. Granholm Brings in Big Names for Mulhern Fundraiser

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (see photo) headlined a fundraiser on Saturday, February 17 for Tampa City Couuncil candidate, Mary Mulhern. Granholm is Mulhern's sister-in-law. The event drew in some relatively big names in Democratic politics in Tampa Bay.


In attendance were: State Senator Arthenia Joyner; State Representative Betty Reed; Tampa City Council member Gwen Miller; former Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman; former Hillsborough County Commissioner Phyllis Busansky, former State Representative Helen Gordon Davis; State Senator Charlie Justice, State Representative Michael Scionti and former State Senator Les Miller.


Council member Shawn Harrison, Mulhern's opponent in the race for that at-large District 2 seat, has raised $157,000 to Mulhern's $23,000. No word yet on what the Granholm event pulled in for the campaign.


Click here to read an earlier take on this race, though the endorsement of the both the St. Pete Times and the Tampa Tribune gives her some much needed earned media and I might be changing my mind on this race.

1 Comments:

At 2/19/2007 09:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How small has Tampa become that someone considers a bunch of former state reps to be "big names."

 

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