Nan Rich, Democratic Candidate for Governor, was shunned by her own party when denied an opportunity to speak at their annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner earlier this month. But shunning is not in style for the Suncoast Tiger Bay club, who has invited Rich into the den for a luncheon on August 28.
Rich may be the only Democrat who has formally declared for the 2014 race, but among the field of prospective candidates polls suggest she is the only one who would lose to Gov. Rick Scott if the election were held today. It is going to take more than railing on Scott to prove her leadership stripes, so perhaps this luncheon will draw out of the former State Senator and Minority Leader how she would achieve her goal of seeing “a Florida where all people are treated with respect… and where children reach their full potential.” Members may also ask her what gives her the confidence to enter a statewide gubernatorial race despite having had only one actual election contest in her twelve years in office, and never once a primary.
Join Rich at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club from noon til 1:15 pm. Admission fees are $25 for members and $35 for guests. To attend, RSVP by Friday, August 23.