Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kevin Beckner: Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres Democrat

Kevin Beckner is getting serious about fundraising. Norma Gene Lykes (of the Lykes Family) and Kathy Castor will be hosting a fundraiser. The minimum contribution is$100. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. This is old school limousine Democratic fundraiser. It's making nostalgic for the 90s and Lincoln bedroom scandal.

The guest list is a who's who of Florida Democrats.

Charlie Justice
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Miller
Mary Mulhern
Betty Reed
Linda Saul-Sena,
Bob Buckhorn
Phyllis Busansky
Les Miller
Karen Thurman

Beckner is running to unseat Brian "Bubble Bee" Blair.

Beckner has run an establishment campaign. Most Hillsborough County residents probably couldn't pick him out of a line-up. Blair will win on name-recognition. Beckner may have the support of the Democratic establishment, but these people haven't exactly been winning many elections in Hillsborough County. Beckner needs to make himself seen and heard. He doesn't have grassroot support. Not being Brian Blair isn't enough to get elected.



At February 22, 2008 3:45 PM , Blogger Vox Populi said...

I'm proud that you support democrats.
The list of who's who are what makes me leery of this guy. A certain democratic vanguard of NOT SO MUCH.
I read this guy's take on developers; it wasn't much different from Blair's. I can't believe blair is running again.Is hillsborough county the only fucking place in the world where these THIEVES NEVER GET INDICTED??

I guess that's what happens when the State's ATTORNEY IS A REPUBLICAN: OBER

At March 11, 2008 7:54 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

I want to correct the posts here. Kevin Beckner has a tremendous amount of grass roots support. He has an active base of volunteers who are out and about every weekend going door-to-door, at local events, phone banking, etc.

Just because some of the more established locally based dems are supporting him does not discount the fact that Kevin wants to return the county government to the local people and not the special interests.

Kevin is far superior than Blair: Kevin is a professional who will not use wedge issues to distract the local citizenry from the fact that our county is under assault from all the special interests groups.

Vox - I could not agree more with you. Blair and his backers are disgustingly taking advantage of our local ordinances and regulations related to growth and development.

If you look at Blair's finance campaign reports you will see that will over 80% of his donations are from trades and contractors who benefit from the over-building without regulation. This is a telling picture.

I encourage everyone to go to Kevin's website and sign up to be a volunteer and donate as well. We can make a difference this year and return the local government to the people.

We have a credible candidate in Kevin and he will be a great addition to the leadership of our county.


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