Jennings will attend State of the Union
Democrat Christine Jennings will be the guest of U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher of California at President's Bush State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.
"I greatly appreciate Rep. Tauscher's invitation," Jennings said. "Election reform will be an important issue during this session of Congress, not just for the voters of Sarasota, but for the entire nation. We must end the crisis of confidence that surrounds our voting systems."
In a press release, Tauscher's office said the invitation was to "highlight the gross injustice of election problems" in Florida's 13th congressional district.
"I have invited Christine to attend the State of the Union because she should have a seat in Congress. Period,'' Tauscher said. "The Democratic Party, the people of the Florida's 13th Congressional District, and everyone who cares about our democracy should not and will not rest until we can ensure that every vote cast in every election in this country is actually counted."