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Prez race 2016: Cory Booker courts Tampa Bay Democrats



Pretty soon it no longer will be worth mentioning when Charlie Crist attends a Democratic political event in Florida. Tonight's dispatch from the Hillsborough Jefferson-Jackson dinner:

TAMPA — Newark Mayor Cory Booker spent Saturday night at the Tampa Convention Center preaching to the politicians.

As the keynote speaker of the Hillsborough Democrats Kennedy King dinner, Booker used personal stories, well-worn jokes and Baptist minister intonation to hammer home his message: "Stay faithful."

He encouraged a who's who of Florida Democrats, and former Gov. Charlie Crist, to continue their grass-roots efforts to get people registered to vote and out to the polls on election day. Booker has been on the trail for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and also spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

"You, right now, are in the center of the fight for the American Dream," Booker said. "It will be decided by what we do between now and Oct. 9 and what we do between now and Nov. 6."

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[Last modified: Saturday, September 22, 2012 11:13pm]


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