Among them: Wilton Manors City Commissioner Julie Carson; Tim Ross, president of the Dolphin Democrats gay and lesbian political club and recording secretary of the Broward Democratic Party; Michael Rajner, legislative director for the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus; and Ted Adcock, the partner of former County Commissioner Ken Keechl, who’s attempting a comeback next year.
The event is Thursday at the Richardson House in Wilton Manors, the unofficial capital of the gay community in South Florida.
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She badly needs the cash. In October, she raised just $8,291 in cash contributions. In the three months that ended Sept. 30, her campaign took in $58,737 in cash and in-kind contributions of goods and services.
In his first fundraiser as a Democratic candidate for governor, held last week in Fort Lauderdale, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist hauled in close to $500,000. That’s an unofficial number from the campaign.
Rich has a long history of supporting issues important to the gay community, but gay Democrats aren’t unified behind her. "She never gave up and never turned her back on us," Rajner said in one of the fundraising pitches circulating for Thursday's event. He called her "our champion."
Miami activist and major Democratic fundraiser Joe Falk is helping Crist raise cash at a Saturday fundraiser at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.Falk has previously teamed up with Crist and Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant, but Tant denied that was evidence of a firmly held by many Rich supporters and other Democrats that the state party establishment is tacitly supporting Crist for the nomination.