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Five past and present Democratic congressmen host Aronberg fundraiser

by George Bennett | February 28th, 2012

Former Democratic state Sen. Dave Aronberg — still the only announced candidate for Palm Beach County state attorney — will get fundraising help next month from U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, and Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, and former Democratic Reps. Robert Wexler, Ron Klein and Harry Johnston.

The congressional quintet and former Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth are on the host committee for the March 15 event at the Delray Beach home of Aronberg’s parents. Democratic Palm Beach County Commissioners Burt Aaronson, Shelley Vana and Priscilla Taylor and several Democratic club presidents and municipal officials are among the co-hosts.

With an April 20 candidate qualifying deadline approaching, Aronberg is the only candidate who has opened a campaign to replace State Attorney Michael McAuliffe, who is stepping down March 16 for a private sector job. Gov. Rick Scott will appoint a replacement to fill the remainder of McAuliffe’s term, which ends in January. Scott last week said he hasn’t decided whether he wants an appointee who will also run for the job in the fall.

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10 Responses to “Five past and present Democratic congressmen host Aronberg fundraiser”

  1. Appoint Aronberg Says:

    No one is running against Aronberg. Just appoint him so he can make the transition when McAuliffe leave. It will be easier on everyone. Plus if he sucks, then a write-in can get rid of him in general election. Consider it a test ride opportunity.

  2. oldcollegebud Says:

    The funny thing is there is only one clean Congressman in the group Harry. Aronberg when your elected investigate Deutch, Wexler and Klein…oh silly that is why MM is out. SCUMBAG

  3. BlondeDemASA Says:

    Appoint Paul, he has the experience and no axe to grind.

  4. LRdefender of the people Says:

    There should be no one appointed with the current office. I just wish that PBSO would investigate some of the felony attorneys. Check on thier after hours activities, they all think they are teflon, there is alot of dirty laundry to wash in that office.

  5. BlondeDemASA Says:

    Hey LR I know eaxtley who you are, dont speak of what you have no idea of. Your unhappy over losing a couple trials I guess.

  6. LRdefender of the people Says:

    What a laugh, you have no idea

  7. ASA geek Says:

    Can anybody say CAT FIGHT!!

  8. JailBird Says:

    Gee, wonder why he doesn’t have Mary McCarty on his public host committee? Heard she’s pushing hard for him. Hmmmmmm

  9. Carol Says:

    Dave will do fine as long as he does not investigate those who are hosting him….just like Michael. All I have to say is goodbye PBC…you are doomed

  10. David D Says:

    Rothstein,
    Greer,
    Dawson,
    Newell,
    Rev. Wright,
    Masilotti,
    Mahoney,
    Foley,

    are also on the host committee..they will be on SKYPE

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