THE LEGACY OF WILLIAM CRAMER AND THE EMERGING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN FLORIDA - Mitch Perry
After President Bush s relatively easy victory over John Kerry in this year s Presidential Election of Florida, some analysts are now saying that Florida is no longer a swing state but has became a solid conservative or Red State.
Others say that isn t so, and point out to the much closer race between Mel Martinez and Betty Castor for U.S. Senate, in which Martinez edged out the Democrat by just slightly more than a percentage point.
Tomorrow on the USF-St. Petersburg Campus, there will be a look back , and forward at Florida Politics, in an all day conference entitled: William C. Cramer and the Emergence of the Modern Republican Party in Florida &&
USF-St. Pete Political Science Professor Daryll Paulson explains who William Cramer was, and his significance to Florida Politics (roll tape#1 o.q. until 1970 )
Professor Paulson says that at that point in 1970, William Cramer ran for U.S. Senate against Democrat Lawton Chiles (roll tape#2 o.q. in 1970 )
The Keynote Address will be given by Merle and Earl Black, Political Science Professors and brothers who have become experts on discussing Politics in the South (roll tape# 3 o.q. which is nothing )
The Conference s last panel will feature a panel of Republican and Democratic officials from the Tampa Bay Area who will discuss the impact of this year s election on the future of Florida s Political Parties.
The conference begins tomorrow at 9AM, and takes place at the Florida Center for Teachers, room 118, on the USF St. Pete Campus in St. Petersburg.comments powered by Disqus