NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: October 6, 2011
Contact: Brannon Jordan, (850) 222-3411
Statement from FLA DEMS on Keith Fitzgerald’s Announcement He Will Run for Florida’s 13th Congressional District
Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Democratic Party today issued a statement on former state Rep. Keith Fitzgerald’s announcement he will challenge U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan.
Statement from Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith:
“Former state Representative Keith Fitzgerald has a record of working across the aisle to better the lives of seniors and families in Sarasota. We are confident Fitzgerald will run a strong campaign centered on the independent leadership that has marked his entire career, and focus on the issues most important to the people of Florida: strengthening the economy and creating jobs.”
Smith continued, “Congressman Vern Buchanan is the embodiment of all that is wrong with Washington. From his ethics scandals to his support for ending Medicare, embattled Buchanan has been too busy fighting Democrats and cleaning up his own messes to focus on the needs of Sarasota’s families. It’s time for a change.”