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Wexler added to Democratic convention lineup that’s light on Florida speakers

by George Bennett | September 4th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a lineup that’s largely devoid of speakers from the nation’s largest swing state, former U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, who represented a Palm Beach-Broward congressional district for 13 years, will speak tonight to the Democratic National Convention between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Wexler resigned in the middle of his seventh term to take a job as president of the Washington-based S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace in 2010.

Broward County U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will play a prominent role in this week’s convention. And former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is a featured speaker.

Beyond that, no other prominent Floridians are scheduled to speak — a reflection of the lack of Democratic star power in the Sunshine State. The only Democrat to hold statewide elected office is Sen. Bill Nelson, who faces a tough reelection challenge from Republican Rep. Connie Mack this year. Nelson is keeping a low profile this week, with his campaign saying he’ll only be at the convention today.

Republicans scheduled five Florida speakers for last week’s GOP convention in Tampa: Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Attorney Gen. Pam Bondi, Mack, and Gov. Rick Scott. Scott ended up missing his speaking gig because of Hurricane Isaac.

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3 Responses to “Wexler added to Democratic convention lineup that’s light on Florida speakers”

  1. Good Riddance Says:

    Ah, yes Robert Wexler-didn’t own a home in FL (he lived in MARYLAND!), but ‘represented’ us in Congress. He didn’t pay FL taxes, didn’t frequent FL businesses, didn’t have to deal with FL insurance, didn’t send his children to FL schools and gave us HIS PERSONAL PICK TO RUN SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS-ARTHUR ANDERSON-WHO RUINED, WAS INCAPABLE of running the office.

    Glad he is GONE! Wexler was all about himself. And still is!

    And how come there is no outrage as the media ignores actor Jason Bigg’s vulgar sexual twitter remarks about Paul Ryan’s wife’s genitals?

    Typical Democrats! Everything is okay when a democrat says it. And democrats want the women’s vote?!?! Not with degenerates like Bigg! Bigg should be reprimanded for his vulgarities. But that’s Hollywood for you. It’s cheered!

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