Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Haridopolos coming to Bradenton

Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos will be in Bradenton next week to drum up support for his campaign for U.S. Senate.

Tea Party Manatee is sponsoring a "Meet the Candidate" event with Haridopolos from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E.

"This event is open to the public and will give local residents the opportunity to meet a few candidates and ask questions," the Tea Party said in a news release.

Haridopolos is seeking the Republican nomination to take on incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson in the 2012 elections.

Other candidates expected to attend include Bill Galvano, a former state representative running for the Florida Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Mike Bennett because of term limits. Galvano will introduce Haridopolos at the Tea Party event, according to the release.

The event includes a $5 donation charge to cover expenses.

To ask questions, email Janet Mixon at JanetM@Mixon.com

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