On Trump's big night at RNC, Rubio expected to be at Tampa watch party
As the Republican National Convention coronates Donald Trump on Thursday night in Cleveland, the man many once considered the GOP's best bet for the job will be 1,100 miles away watching the event on TV in a Tampa bar.
At least, that's what a flier for a Republican Party of Hillsborough watch party says will happen on the last night of the RNC.
The "Unifying for America/Trump for President/Convention Watch Party" will have as a very special guest, WFLA 970-AM's Tedd Webb. The master of ceremonies will be retired Lt. Col. Steve Emerson of the U.S. Marine Corps. It starts at 6 p.m. at 81 Bay Brewing Co., 4465 W. Gandy Boulevard, Tampa.
The flier says that joining Rubio, who is running for re-election for his U.S. Senate seat, will be an assortment of other candidates. Is Rubio really going to show, or is the claim that he's coming a tease to get more to show up? The contact for the flier, Deb Tamargo, chair of the Republican Party of Hillsborough, assured The Buzz that Rubio will be there.
Here's the release:
UNIFYING FOR AMERICA
TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT
CONVENTION WATCH PARTY
With Very Special Guest Tedd Webb
Co-host of the WFLA 970-AM Tampa Bay
JULY 21, 2016, 6 p.m. until.........
81 Bay Brewing Company, 4465 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa
Watch the Convention on the Big Screens
Master of Ceremonies -
Lt. Col Steve Emerson, US Marine Corps, (Retired)
All Republican Candidates Invited. Confirmed are
US Senator Marco Rubio
Ernie Rivera for U.S. Senate
Christine Quinn for U.S. House of Representatives
Florida House Majority Leader
Representative Dana Young for Florida Senate
Rebecca Smith for Florida House
Jackie Toledo for Florida House
County Commissioner Sandra Murman
Tim Schock for County Commissioner
Jim Norman for County Commissioner
Appraiser Todd Jones
for Hillsborough County Property Appraiser
Consumer Attorney Eric Seidel for Clerk of Courts
Stanley Gray for Hillsborough School Board
William Person for Hillsborough School Board
Free admission. Bar B Q, Craft Beer, Wine,
Infused Water, or Soft Drinks Available for Purchase
Pick up Patriotic Merchandise from Vendors,
Participate in Raffles
Dress Casually, Wear Your Patriotic Red, White & Blue
Hosted by HCRP, RNC-RLI, and Trump Volunteers