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Thompson adds Christian leader to Florida team



Christian conservative leaders nationally are torn between the various GOP front-runners. But Fred Thompson announced a key local addition to his Florida team Friday.

Barbara Collier, leader of the Christian Coalition in Broward County and local co-chair of the Bush-Cheney 2004 effort, joined the former Tennessee senator's campaign as a Broward County grassroots organizer.

In neighboring Palm Beach County, lobbyist Anita Mitchell and activist Bill Hall jumped on board. (Full details from the press release below.)

McLean, VA -- Senator Fred Thompson's presidential campaign today expanded volunteer organizations in Southeast Florida, naming county leadership positions and grassroots leaders in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

County Chairmen serve as local surrogates, spreading Senator Thompson's message throughout their respective counties. Chairmen manage local volunteer coordinators and grassroots leaders who serve as liaisons between the local community and the state campaign headquarters.

County leadership positions and grassroots leaders announced today include:

Broward County: Volunteer chairwoman Barbara Collier. Also: John Buffum, Barbara Campbel , Terry O'Laughlin

Palm Beach County: Co-chairs Anita Mitchell and Bill Hall. Also: Lisa Mark, Joe Trujillo , Steve Saqui, David Thompson

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:26am]


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