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Pawlenty scratched for Pasco Reagan Day



Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty won't show up to tonight's Reagan Day dinner in Wesley Chapel after all. His spokesman, Alex Conant, said the former Minnesota governor was never confirmed for the event and will be in California tonight. He has other events scheduled for Florida on Monday and Tuesday, including a stop in Tampa.

About a month ago, Pasco GOP officials made no secret that Pawlenty was coming. At the time, state committeeman Bill Bunting said his attendence underscored that "Pasco has always led the way for bringing in top political candidates." We're not sure what happened in the interim...

Pasco's fundraiser will still feature several statewide pols, including keynote speaker Pam Bondi, as well as Senate candidates Adam Hasner and George LeMieux.

[Last modified: Friday, July 29, 2011 12:57pm]


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