Gov. Granholm Brings in Big Names for Mulhern Fundraiser
The World of Politics in Florida and Tampa Bay.
Monday, February 19, 2007
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.