Hernando GOP to host 'Unity Rally'
Hernando Republicans will host a "Unity Rally" on Friday featuring a good number of the GOP candidates appearing on the November ballot. Confirmed candidates include: Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite, Florida Sen. Mike Fasano, state Rep. Robert Schenck, County Commissioner Jeff Stabins, Sheriff Richard Nugent, Supervisor of Election candidate Shirley Anderson, and commission candidates John Druzbick and James Adkins. Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer is expected to attend.
The theme of unity is a bit odd, though. Hernando Times columnist Dan DeWitt raised the issue about a rift in the Hernando GOP a few weeks back, but local party chairwoman Ana Trinque said no such split existed. A notable appearance on the list is Stabins, who some ardent Republicans tried unsuccessfully to oust in the primary elections. Event details below.
Unity Candidate Rally: Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. Hernando County Fairground Auditorium. Free admission offering food, fun and education.
Party officials ask those attending to register at www.unityrally2008.com or by calling (352) 796-4741. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
--John Frank, Times staff writer