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Richardson to Keynote JJ



Bill Richardson - New Mexico governor, Democratic Governors’ Association chairman, and '08 presidential prospect - will be keynote Speaker for the state Democrats' 2006 Jefferson Jackson Gala July 22 at the Broward Convention Center. His speech will follow a debate between gubernatorial candidates Jim Davis and Rod Smith.

For those keeping score, Mark Warner, John Edwards, Tom Vilsack, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry (cancelled because his ex-wife died), and Barack Obama have all headlined state party fundraisers over the past year. Are fellow '08 contenders Wes Clark, Evan Bayh, Russ Feingold, Joe Biden (a recent JJ keynoter) snubbing Florida!? Or perhaps they're doing party activists a favor by sparing them their early stump speeches.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:05pm]


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