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Advisory: Florida Leaders to Speak Out Today Against Rick Scott Announcement

Advisory: Florida Leaders to Speak Out Today Against Rick Scott Announcement





On Monday Florida leaders troubled by the prospect of Rick Scott serving in the U.S. Senate will be available to share their concerns with the media in markets throughout Florida. Local leaders, state lawmakers and a survivor of the Pulse tragedy will be available to speak about how Scott has prioritized his self-serving politics at Floridians’s expense, and why Floridians don’t trust him to serve in the U.S. Senate. More information about Scott’s record is available at


Some leaders have specific availability, time and locations listed below. If you are interested in speaking to them or to other leaders, please contact Sebastian Kitchen at [email protected] to RSVP or schedule an interview.


Leaders available to talk to the media Today, Monday, April 9, include:


Fort Myers

Former American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Director Joy Friedman



Former​ Florida Democratic Party Chair and​ State Sen. Rod Smith.



State Sen. Audrey Gibson, 2 p.m., Blackstone Building, 8th floor, 233 E. Bay St., Jacksonville



State Sen. Oscar Braynon II, 11:30 a.m. 606 NW 183rd Street, Miami Gardens


Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber



State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith


Panama City

Lisa Barnes-Tapscott, 12 p.m., 135 Harrison Ave., Panama City



Former State Rep. Buzz Ritchie


St. Petersburg and Tampa

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman

Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch, 2:15 p.m., Sea Dog Brewing Company, 9610 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island

Former Florida Democratic Party Executive Director ​Ana Cruz



Pulse survivor and No NRA Money advocate Brandon Wolf

Former Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho


West Palm Beach

State Rep. Lori Berman and Greenacres Mayor Joel Flores, Centennial Square fountain, 100 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach


State Sen. Kevin Rader


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