Antonio Villaraigosa to headline Fla Dems' JJ gala
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will headline the Florida Democratic Party's July 14 Jefferson Jackson dinner at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood.
"As a rising star in the Democratic Party, Mayor of the 2nd largest city in the country, leader in the Hispanic community and the Chairman of the National Convention, Mayor Villaraigosa's presence underscores the importance of Florida's 29 prized electoral votes," party chairman Rod Smith said in an email. "Here in Florida, we know the importance of Democratic Mayors. Heading into 2012, Democrats were energized by mayoral victories in key cities across Florida. From Tampa to Jacksonville to the heart of Orlando and South Florida, Democrats are building the largest grassroots operation Florida has ever seen. Together, we'll re-elect President Obama, Sen. Nelson and elect our outstanding Democratic candidates up and down the ballot."