Ed Rendell to keynote Florida Dems confab on October 26, 27

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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is bringing his folksy, blue-collar manner to the Sunshine State next month as keynote speaker for the Florida Democratic Party’s state conference.

In Rendell’s email announcement, he calls it an honor to address “the grassroots who are fighting every day to defeat Rick Scott,” reports Marc Caputo in the Miami Herald’s Naked Politics blog.

After eight years as Pennsylvania’s chief, Rendell was “proud to be a Democrat who would work with anyone” to advance the state. They invested in the infrastructure for businesses and communities need to succeed, focusing on issues like investment in public education, colleges and schools.

“Unfortunately,” says Rendell’s email, “Republicans like Rick Scott don’t agree.”

He feels that the conference in Orlando October 26 will be a boost for Democrats to “defeat Tea party Republicans like Rick Scott” by electing a Florida leader that will “stand behind the middle class.” 

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