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On Trump's big night at RNC, Rubio expected to be at Tampa watch party

Rubio won't be this close to Trump on Thursday

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Rubio won't be this close to Trump on Thursday



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: 




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



[Last modified: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:00pm]


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