James Grant speaks to Tampa Bay Young Republicans
James Grant, son of former Florida Sen. John Grant and a candidate for the District 47 state House seat, brought his anti-big-government message to the Tampa Bay Young Republicans last night. Grant, 27, hammered on his key campaign points of making Florida more friendly to business by adjusting the corporate tax structure and fighting federal mandates, especially health care. "When did we stop being the land of the free and start becoming the land of big government?" His campaign flier reads: "There are government bureaucrats who believe they can run your business, raise your children and spend your money better than you can."
Grant did well his first fundraising quarter, pulling in more than $40,455 in cash and in-kind contributions. That's compared to $16,638 raised by Republican competitor Irene Guy in the last quarter; $7,800 raised by Brian Blair; $3,550 raised by Rich Reidy; and $1,000 raised by Tom Aderhold.
Janet Zink, Times staff writer