Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Keith Fitzgerald fund-raiser set for Siesta Key

A surefire way for Keith Fitzgerald to remain competitive in his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is to continue to raise money from supporters.

He may not be able to match Buchanan, one of the wealthiest members of Congress and one of the GOP's most able fund-raisers, dollar for dollar but all he has to do is to raise enough to create at least the perception that he is a viable candidate. Once he does that, perhaps momentum can carry him to the next level and victory.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee think Fitzgerald is well on his way, identifying the likely Buchanan-Fitzgerald contest in the fall as one of its priorities as it works to try to win back majority control of the House of Representatives.

Fitzgerald clinched the DCCC's support after he reported in January that he had received more than $224,000 in contributions between early October, when he announced for the race, and Dec. 31.

Buchanan reported almost $1.3 million in contributions during the same period -- illustrating why it is critical why Fitzgerald not let up on his fund-raising.

Fitzgerald surely will add to his coffers at a fund-raiser set for Friday on Siesta Key.

A reception is set for 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of Nick and RoseMarie Generalovich.

You can send your RSVP to Julia Gill at julia.gill.07@gmail.com.


  1. The last thing we need is another Democrat in Washington supporting Obama's destruction of the United States

  2. We need strong managers to turn this country around, just like an ailing business. Unfortunately, too many Americans do not understand the concept. Academics and pooch-petters just do not get it untill it's too late, then they blame someone else.