Two top Florida Republicans drop out of this week's Tea Partty Convention in Daytona
Our next guest is Ashley Lopez who wrote the following for the web site http://www.Floridaindependent.com:
Representatives from the offices of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gov. Rick Scott report that neither will be attending the Florida Tea Party Convention scheduled for this weekend, despite their inclusion on the eventâs agenda.
Both are included as speakers on the current convention agenda, along with a slew of right-wing activists and speakers.
Alex Burgos, Rubioâs communications director, tells The Florida Independent that the senator will not be attending the convention in Daytona Beach.
Scottâs scheduling office also says that âat this timeâ the event is not on the governorâs âofficial schedule.â
âThings could change,â a representative says.
The event will feature speakers such as former Christian Coalition director Ralph Reed, anti-Islam blogger Pam Geller and G. Edward Griffin. Griffin is an anti-Federal Reserve, anti-United Nations and anti-communist conspiracy theorist who describes himself as a âlife memberâ of the John Birch Society â a historically infamous anti-communist group.
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