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Gelber attorney general campaign bus tour, Dem-style

by Dara Kam | August 19th, 2010

Democratic state senator and attorney general hopeful Dan Gelber is kicking off a down-to-the wire bus tour beginning tomorrow in Miami.

Gelber, in a primary against Sen. Dave Aronberg of Greenacres that’s too close to call, will make stops in Delray Beach and Boca Raton tomorrow afternoon with PBC tax collector Anne Gannon, who formerly served alongside Gelber in the state House.

Meanwhile, AG wannabe Pam Bondi launched the Republican version of the attorney general primary bus tour today. She’s visiting GOP strongholds like The Villages after a last-minute fundraiser tonight in Jacksonville hosted by Steve Halverson, chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and Ericka Alba, chairwoman of Associated Industries of Florida.

The fundraising deadline for the Tuesday’s primary election is midnight tonight, causing candidates like Bondi and Gelber to frantically dial for dollars and send e-mails seeking contributions.

Gelber didn’t have to launch a bus tour to get on Bondi’s radar screen, however.

At several speeches today, Bondi repeatedly referred to Gelber as the Democratic nominee who she’ll be facing off against in November.

“Looks like it’s going to be Dan Gelber in the general,” Bondi told supporters at the Florida Chamber of Commerce this morning. “The more we hear about Dan Gelber, the more we learn, the last thing we need is an Eliot Spitzer attorney general.”

Gelber’s sweep across the state includes stops in Tallahassee, Pensacola, the Tampa Bay area, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Gelber’s opponent, Sen. Dave Aronberg, is conducting his own RV tour this weekend in South Florida. He’ll make stops in Delray Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Coconut Grove on Saturday.

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9 Responses to “Gelber attorney general campaign bus tour, Dem-style”

  1. True Blue Says:

    Pam, after Tuesday you can go back to your crazy lifestyle. And don’t worry about Gerber. Us Democrats will dispose of that jerk on Tuesday also.

  2. True Blue Says:

    Hey Dan, that bus was out of gas a long time ago. See if Steve can chip in a few bucks.

  3. Irvy Says:

    Dont be hating because Aaronson’s, Deutch’s and Klein’s little boy is going to loose…might be the best thing to clean up politics.

    If they don’t get together…you know they are scared to be busted.

  4. Real Deal Says:

    True Blue, your ramblings won’t change the fact that Aronberg is headed for a loss on Tuesday. Bank it: Dan Gelber will be Florida’s next Attorney General, and it will be a victory for integrity and experience over desperation and indignity.

  5. WWMD? Says:

    Eliot Spitzer was an amazing Attorney General. He messed up when he was Governor. Maybe Bondi should do some research, bc Spitzer was a wildly successful Attorney General which propelled him into the Governor’s mansion. Spitzer would have remained popular if he wasn’t an idiot. Gelber is nothing like Spitzer in that regard, but they are both incredibly intelligent, and that is what Florida needs. The Republican’s have been running this state for 20 years, and they have gotten us where we are. If you like it, vote Bondi and all the other terrible R’s, if not vote Gelber.

  6. WWMD? Says:

    Is “True Blue” Screven Watson of the Aronberg campaign, or some other Dave staffer?

  7. Honorable L.Laird Says:

    Holley Benson is Hosting a LOSER PARTY here in Pensacola. I guess that is why Dan Gelber, Queen of Stupid,Sarah Palin & Newt are attending.

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  9. PB Dem Says:

    Dan Gelber has the depth of experience, leadership and integrity that Aronberg is lacking. Dave should have stayed in the Senate where he could do some good for the Dems, voting the right way (mostly) even if he never really took a stand on anything that matters. Yes, Dan Gelber will be Florida’s next Attorney General, thank God!

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