Two top Florida Republicans drop out of this week's Tea Partty Convention in Daytona11/01/11 Robert Lorei
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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 eventâ€™s agenda.
Both are included as speakers on the current convention agenda, along with a slew of right-wing activists and speakers.
Alex Burgos, Rubioâ€™s communications director, tells The Florida Independent that the senator will not be attending the convention in Daytona Beach.
Scottâ€™s scheduling office also says that â€œat this timeâ€ the event is not on the governorâ€™s â€œofficial schedule.â€
â€œThings 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 â€œlife memberâ€ of the John Birch Society â€” a historically infamous anti-communist group.
The writer of the story, Ashley Lopez, joins us now to talk about the upcoming Tea Party Convention.