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Biden making plans for New Port Richey event



Bay Buzz hears Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is expected to speak at a Monday evening rally in New Port Richey at Sims Park. Pasco County Republican leaders already are planning their own "greeting party."

"There's a strong possibility he's going to be there," said New Port Richey Police Chief Martin Rickus.
Councilman Rob Marlowe, who has a computer business near Sims Park, said he had seen a number of city department heads and other "well dressed" people scoping out Sims Park Thursday morning. He said City Manager Tom O'Neill told him they were at the park to prepare for the Biden visit.

Pasco Democratic Party chairwoman Alison Morano played coy: "You heard about that, huh?" she said, before referring questions to Barack Obama's campaign. We're waiting for a response from a campaign spokeswoman. (Update: the campaign can neither confirm or deny the event is being planned.)

-- David DeCamp and Jodie Tillman, Times staff writers

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:38am]


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