Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Cain, Bachmann come to Unity Rally 2012

Herman Cain speaks at a rally for Newt Gingrich at the Tampa Jet Center on Jan. 30. He returns to Tampa tonight to the River at Tampa Bay Church.


Herman Cain speaks at a rally for Newt Gingrich at the Tampa Jet Center on Jan. 30. He returns to Tampa tonight to the River at Tampa Bay Church.

Businessman and former presidential front-runner Herman Cain will be among the speakers at Unity Rally 2012 tonight at 7 at the River at Tampa Bay Church, 3738 River International Drive, near the intersection of Interstate 75 and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The event, scheduled one day before the start of the Republican National Convention, is free and open to the public. It also will feature U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., syndicated radio host Neal Boortz and Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

The rally is a collaborative effort of Unity Rally Coalitions, made up of several groups such as the Tea Party Nation and

"We are excited to see Herman Cain join us at Unity Rally 2012 as he has played an important role in unifying tea parties and grass roots from across the country," said Tiffany Ruegner, executive director of "Our members are traveling from far and wide to show their support and demonstrate the citizens' resolve to be heard."

Times staff

Cain, Bachmann come to Unity Rally 2012 08/25/12 [Last modified: Saturday, August 25, 2012 4:31am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Five ideas for cool summer snacks


    The 90-degree temperatures are not letting up anytime soon. We Floridians know to keep some cold treats on hand through September. Ice cream. Lemonade. Ice pops. Whether you're packing a beach cooler or preparing for a pool party, we've got you covered. Level up your summer snack game with these five refreshing …

    What’s not to like about a homemade ice cream sandwich? The thin chocolate cake bakes in about 10 to 12 minutes, and from there it’s all chilling out.
  2. U.S. Pacific commander: Remains of sailors found on USS John McCain


    SINGAPORE — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says a number of remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing.

    The damaged port aft hull of USS John S. McCain, left, is seen while docked next to USS America at Singapore's Changi naval base on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Singapore. The focus of the search for 10 U.S. sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters shifted Tuesday to the damaged destroyer's flooded compartments. [Associated Press]
  3. Florida education news: Solar eclipse, gender gap, new schools and more


    TOTAL ECLIPSE: More than 8,000 Hernando County students skip school after their school district gives them excused absences for the day. Students who …

    Students at Bayonet Point Middle School observe the solar eclipse Monday through their special eclipse glasses.
  4. Epilogue: Martin Giles a man of few, but strong, words for WFLA-AM 970


    As the story goes, his higher-ups at the Misawa Air Base in Japan were clear with their edict to Martin Giles: It was only the mid-1950s, not far enough away from World War II for the Japanese to be trusted.

    Martin Giles, a longtime radio news anchor for WFLA-AM 970, died last week at the age of 80.