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Todd Wilcox announces statewide tour to discuss national security

U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox

Wilcox Campaign

U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox



Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Orlando businessman Todd Wilcox will embark on a three-day statewide tour this week to discuss national security issues with voters.

The tour -- which his campaign has titled "Preserving Peace through Strength" -- will stop in Tampa, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Amelia Island and Jacksonville between Tuesday and Thursday.

Wilcox's campaign had been planning the tour for a couple weeks, but the discussion topic is especially timely after the Orlando nightclub shooting on Sunday -- the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history perpetrated by a U.S. citizen who, authorities say, pledged support for ISIS in a 911 call shortly before the attack.

“As we approach this historic election, we must examine the context of our current U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy within which our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are serving,” Wilcox said in a statement. “The unspeakable act of terror in my hometown this weekend remains on the forefront of concern this week for all of us and my hope is that this previously scheduled series of events serves as an opportunity to have thoughtful dialogue with veterans, GOP activists, community leaders, concerned Floridians and business owners about the impact our nation’s foreign policy has on our safety and security here at home.”

Wilcox himself is a combat veteran and former CIA case officer.

Wilcox's Tallahassee stop on Wednesday will be held at the Florida Bureau of Elections, indicating that's when Wilcox might officially file his qualifying papers for the Aug. 30 primary.

Here is the schedule for his tour:

Tuesday, June 14th 

Team Wilcox Veterans Lunch and Discussion

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Iavarone's Steakhouse & Italian Grill

3617 W Humphrey Street, Tampa    

Cigar City Crossfit – Veteran-Owned Business Visit         

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cigar City CrossFit

1703 N 24th Street, Tampa 

Team Wilcox Meet & Greet

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (CT)                                             

The Fish House

600 S Barracks Street, Pensacola 

Escambia Republican Executive Committee Meeting

6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CT)                          

West Florida Regional Library

239 N Spring Street, Pensacola                 

Wednesday, June, 15th 

Honoring our Veterans Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (CT)

Coffee Cup

520 E Cervantes Street, Pensacola 

Media Availability

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Florida Department of State - Bureau of Elections

R.A. Gray Building 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee 

We the People  - An Evening with Combat Veteran Todd Wilcox

6:30 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m.

Amelia Island Plantation Property Owners Club

201 Sea Marsh Road, Amelia Island 

Thursday, June 16th

Jacksonville Exchange Club

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                                           

The University Club (Riverplace Tower)

1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Jacksonville 

Team Wilcox Rally on the River

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                             

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

River Terrace Room

225 E Coastline Drive, Jacksonville          

[Last modified: Monday, June 13, 2016 1:55pm]


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