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Senate candidates expected at Pinellas Dems event

There's no keynote speaker yet -- New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and TV personality Rachel Maddow sent regrets -- but Pinellas County Democrats expect three U.S. Senate candidates at a June 13 fundraiser in St. Petersburg.

U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, state Sen. Dan Gelber and North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns have confirmed they'll speak, county party chairman Ramsay McLauchlan said Friday.

"We have a couple of asks out for additional speakers but have no commitments yet," McLauchlan said in an email to the Bay Buzz. "We are looking to sell between 200 to 300 tickets. I think we have sold a little over 100 tickets with a month to go."

-- David DeCamp, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:53am]


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