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Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno will be the featured speaker at the sold out annual convention of the Democratic Women's Club of Florida that runs Thursday through Sunday in Tampa. About 200 people are expected to attend the event, which includes speeches by Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and Sarasota's Christine Jennings. Carrie Wadlinger, convention co-chair and president of the Demoractic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas said Hillary Clinton's presidential bid has the state's clubs feeling energized, even though they don't endorse candidates in primary elections. "Because there's a woman running for president, there is a lot of press about that, not to mention that women love Bill, we are getting a lot of people interested in joning the clubs," she said. True, women have run before. "But Hillary is the front runner," she said. "It's real different."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:16am]


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