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Newsletter of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County, Florida July 2012

Chairman Dinerstein: Its Okay To Lie About

Sex. Taxes. Guns. Car accidents. Legislation. Theft. Graft. Actually its okay to lie about anything if youre a Liberal. Indeed, its even okay to lie about being a Liberal if youre a Liberal. Today theyre all Progressives. The secret is out. Not that anyone cares. Bill Clinton didnt lie about sex. Bill Clinton is a Liberal. Liberals dont lie, by definition. In other words, while the lie (under oath) was about sex, the issue was about being a Liberal. After all, when you are responsible for the Greater Good, lying is a small price to pay for Progress. Eventually reality strikes us all: There are no lies that Liberals can tell that are out of bounds. And there are no truths that Conservatives can tell that will get recognized as such. If Richard Nixon was a Liberal, today he would be a saint, like Clinton. There is no crime any Democrat can commit to lose support of the faithful, and the media, and the academics, and the movie stars. And maybe that says more about us than it does about them. We buy their newspapers, pay their tuition, and watch their movies. Two of the biggest lies need recognition, not just for the dishonesty but also for the audacity. Obamacare is an $800 billion tax on all Americans. No promoter of that scam ever called it a tax. Many, included President Obama, explicitly denied it was
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GOP Chairman Dinerstein Names Susanna Barasch Executive Director of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County July 2, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Palm Beach, FL It is with great pleasure that Palm Beach County GOP Chairman Sid Dinerstein today named Susanna Barasch to serve as the Republican Partys Executive Director. Im look forward to the challenge and honor of being part of a vital team to fight for our nations future and elect Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States, said Susanna Barasch. Ms. Barasch came to Palm Beach County from Washington, DC, where she attended The George Washington University and interned for the then-Congressman Bobby Jindals office. After moving to Palm Beach, Ms. Barasch interned for Senator Marco Rubios campaign. Ms. Barasch has extensive experience in the non-profit fundraising and event-planning arena, having worked for the American Heart Association, where she was Gala Specialist for the Palm Beach Heart Ball, and the Junior League of Palm Beach County, where she was chairman of an award-winning fundraising event at the International Polo Club, Palm Beach. Current Executive Director, Cathy Brandenburg, will be leaving to work for Palm Beach County State Attorney Candidate Dina Keevers campaign. This allows us to get the best players in position to defeat corruption in Palm Beach County and gives Dina Keever a winning team, said Chairman Sid Dinerstein. As much as I love this position, the opportunity to use my skill-set to help Dina Keever become our next State Attorney is of utmost importance to each of us here in the county and what compelled me to make this change, stated Cathy Brandenburg.

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July 2012 issue of the Newsletter, published monthly by the Republican Party of Palm Beach County. The views and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial staff, REC Board of Directors, or the Palm Beach County Republican Executive Committee. Letters to the editor are welcomed but should be no longer than 500 words and may be edited for length and content. All submissions are property of their respective authors and may not be reproduced without prior permission of the author. Any comments, questions, or other feedback should be directed to michael.barnett1@gmail.com.



Sid Dinerstein, Chairman Margi Helschien, Vice Chair Michael A. Barnett, Secretary Ira Sabin, Treasurer Fran Hancock, State Committeewoman Peter Feaman, National Committeeman
In This Issue
GOP Victory Offices By Margi Helschien Cong. Dist. 23 Race: deFaria and Kaufman Passion By Raymond Tresca Republican Jewish Coalition Applauds Romney Palms West Rep. Club Update Sen. Bogdanoff Speaks to Rep. Club of the Palm Beaches Rep. Club of the Northern Palm Beaches Reaction to Obamacare Ruling Jeff Atwater Visits Boca Republicans State Senate 25 Race Update 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 8 9 11

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY Mission Statement The Republican Party of Palm Beach County is committed to promoting Republican ideals and principles; recruiting and electing qualified candidates for public office; developing a grassroots organization that will motivate the electorate to vote; and raising the funds necessary to complete these objectives.


The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare is Constitutional law of the land. But that doesnt mean we have to be happy about itand we are not. See how local Republicans and our GOP leaders react to the high Courts ruling. See page 7.

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Why Are There Two GOP Victory Offices in Boca Raton?

By Margi Helschien, Vice Chairman, Republican Party of Palm Beach County

Fifth Avenue Shops, 20th Street & Federal Highway, #1960, Boca Raton, FL. The West GOP Victory Center will be in the Shoppes at Boca Greens, located in West Boca Raton on US 441 (State Road 7) between Glades Road and Yamato Road: Boca Greens Shopping Center, 9635 S. State Rd. 7 #46, (Next to "Pinch a Penny") in Boca Raton, FL. These are YOUR offices! So if you can stop by for an hour or a day, we want you!
Dinerstein article from page 1

Go East or West -- you choose. This year there will be two GOP Victory Centers conveniently located for you! You can volunteer for both or for the one that fits your needs best. Whichever you choose, We Need You! This will prove to be the most important election of our lifetime. There are major issues facing the country, including: Health Care, the Economy, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Immigration Reform, Housing Foreclosures, Taxes, Energy Policy, and Terrorism. Getting involved and volunteering your time are among the most important activities you can engage in this year. The Boca Raton GOP Victory Centers will serve the East Boca and the West Boca areas. Their functions will be to organize get-out-the-vote activities and to offer a place for people to get information on all of our Republican candidates -Federal, State, County and Local. Volunteers will run the offices and will help people learn how they can help and where they can go to vote. Both GOP Victory Centers will have a reception area, a phone bank area, a space for candidate signs, a work area to put candidate packets together, a "walk" station, and space for candidates to display their materials. The East GOP Victory Center will be located in the Fifth Avenue Shops in East Boca on Federal Highway:

a tax. It wasnt a tax when it was in Congress. It wasnt a tax when it passed. Its not a tax today. It was only a tax for one day, the day the Obama Administration went in front of the Supreme Court and said: Its a tax. The sadness is not that Justice Roberts bought it. The sadness is that Justice Roberts found the massive deception to be Constitutionally acceptable. Fast and Furious is Watergate with a body count. Not a single Democrat wants to know what happened. Not a single Democrat wants to find the truth and punish the guilty, if there are any. Not a single Democrat wants Brian Terrys parents to know the truth about their sons unnecessary death. After all, there is an Attorney General to protect. Brian Terry? Collateral damage in the non-stop war against America being waged by the Progressive holies, and now entering its onehundredth year. November 7th is all about Lies versus the Truth. Only one can win.

Sid Dinerstein, Chairman

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Ozzie deFaria for Congress Fourth of July Parade!

Ozzie and supporters will be taking part in the City of Weston's annual 4th of July Parade! The 4th of July is a very special holiday for this country and we would appreciate it if you could join us. Please come out and celebrate both our country's independence and Ozzie's candidacy! Ozzie deFaria knows what it is like to earn the American Dream as a result of hard work, education, and personal responsibility. Alongside his father, Ozzie spent five summers in a Boston sheet metal factory. To pay for college, he worked on the grounds crew at the University of Maine. After college he took a job at AT&T. At AT&T Ozzie was promoted five times, and managed annual budgets in excess of $1.5 billion. After 14 years, he took his leadership skills to other companies, where he served as COO, President, and CEO Until, as a result of their success, each company was purchased. During his 25 years of managing in business, he helped generate over $800 million to the economy and create over 2,000 private sector jobs. Now Ozzie wants to use his business experience to fix Americas broken government and create jobs. www.ozzieforcongress.com

Joe Kaufman for Congress Fundraiser

You are invited this Sunday, July 8th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm:

At the residence of Stuart Schulman 6110 N. Ocean Blvd., Ocean Ridge (Palm Beach County) Joe Kaufman is running for Congress against Debbie Wassermann Schultz
Joe has solutions, Joe has answers! Joe has a lifelong record of opposing radicalism! Its time for a new face in District 23!

Come hear Joe speak. In a special announcement endorsing Joe Kaufman, Herman Cain will tell us (via video) why Joes victory is so important to Florida and to America.
MINIMUM DONATION $100 PER COUPLE (Kosher food) (Complimentary valet parking) CALL ELAINE AT 754-200-4049 OR EMAIL: Elaine@kaufmanforcongress.com Paid for and approved by Joe Kaufman, Republican for Congress, Florida District 23

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somehow, this group is going to get it right? That if the desired totalitarianism is achieved, will they only eliminate or kill those who deserve killing or may you wind up on the hit list as well? I cannot simply turn off this thought process or passion once someone opens that door. I can avoid initiating it, but there is only so much I can do when someone else chooses the discussion. "The only thing necessary for evil to prevail, is for good men to do nothing." Don't think it can't happen here. It's ALL already in place.

By Raymond Tresca The following is an e-mail I sent to a friend after a political argument ensued at of all places, the Hard Rock Casino. A friend of this friend was there that I had met briefly on an earlier occasion. This person somehow knew my political persuasion and began to tell me how great the economy was getting. Look around, she said referring to the burgeoning crowd at the casino, things are going great. This is your microcosm of the economy as a whole, I said? Not the vacant stores, unemployment, GDP, or the skyrocketing numbers of people on public assistance? Her response? Surprise, surprise, George Bush, George Bush, George Bush! So, head to head we went for the next 10-15 minutes. While I am no stranger to uncomfortable or confrontational situations, the mutual friend who introduced us was noticeably upset. I sent this e-mail and first apologized that they became upset and then explained myself and like minded people as follows: This is not a Yankees vs. Mets thing for me. It's not a Jets vs. Giants either. It is passionate gratitude that I have. The awareness that of the 2 to 3 billion people who shared the planet with me when I was born, I landed in a place that had less than twenty percent of the worlds population. A place that came further, faster than any civilization before it. There are specific reasons for this. This was not luck, nor was it accidental. Could you, for a moment imagine being born a Jew in Hitlers Germany, anything but a Bolshevik in Stalins Russia, or anything but a Communist in Pol Pots Cambodia? That last sentence contains over 100 million deaths. The vast majority of the victims did little or nothing to stop what was happening. It became too late to stop the killing. In all of the aforementioned, a villain or villains were named, isolated and eliminated. So now, the one percent, whose numbers are actually far greater, are being isolated and vilified. The wealthy, the Tea Party, and Republicans in general are being singled out as the main reason that others do not have everything that they want in their hedonistic quest. We are constantly hammered for being something we are not, nor have we ever been. Please don't cite the very few exceptions to this to attempt to bolster a feeble argument. Don't seek one issue of disagreement to condemn the entire premise. We simply believe in Constitutional, but limited Government. We believe that hundreds of thousands of deaths that have brought us to where we are should not EVER be taken for granted. We believe that our strides and sacrifice should not be squandered by anyone or group. We believe that policies that have failed EVERY time that they have ever been attempted throughout history will NEVER work no matter WHO packages them or how "humanitarian" they sound. We recognize the deadly effects these policies have had in history. Is anyone so naive to think that

Raymond Tresca

RJC Applauds Gov. Romney's Decision to Visit Israel

In a trip planned for this summer, Romney to meet with Prime Minister, other top leaders
July 2, 2012... The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) applauds Gov. Mitt Romney's decision to visit Israel this summer and meet with Israeli leaders. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, "Having hosted Gov. Romney on a previous visit to Israel in 2007, the RJC knows firsthand how strong his commitment is to the Jewish homeland and we are thrilled that he will reinforce that commitment at this important time." Gov. Romney has visited Israel three times in the past. At the RJC's Republican Presidential Candidates Forum in December 2011, Gov. Romney promised to travel to Israel on his first foreign trip as President. He said, "I will reaffirm as a vital national interest Israel's existence as a Jewish state. I want the world to know that the bonds between Israel and the United States are unshakable." This upcoming visit to Israel illustrates once again the stark difference between Gov. Romney and Pres. Obama, who has yet to visit Israel during his term in office, despite having visited a number of nearby nations not friendly to Israel, including Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.

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Palms West Republican Club Update:

Our 1st Annual PWRC Summer GOPalooza was a great success and lots of fun! Thanks to Utopia@PoloWest for hosting us! Thank you to Marisol & Ken Guntkowski for their generous raffle prize donations and Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you Lou Galterio for your glorious voice keeping us entertained and dancing to Sinatra!

L-R: Club Vice President Archie Paul, John Villareal, Founder of Conservative New Media, Club Secretary Mike Barnett, and State Senate Candidate Mike Lameyer.

The PWRC has launched it's brand new website! Be sure to visit us often at www.palmswestrc.com. A big THANK YOU to Stacey Brodsky who has designed a beautiful site for us!
L-R: Club President Janeen Capizola, Club Treasurer Susan Woodard, Marisol Guntkowski, and New Membership Outreach Chair Ellen Snyder.

Please help us WELCOME our new Membership Outreach Chair, Ellen "The Conservative Diva" Snyder! Ellen has a tremendous following on Facebook and Twitter & we look forward to having her help us continue growing our CLUB! Marion Frank will now take over the new position of Club Liaison! Thank you ladies for your support of the PWRC!

Please note we now have a NEW EMAIL: info@palmswestrc.com. (We ask that you please discontinue using the gmail address effective immediately). We have some work for any interested volunteers able to help on the evening of the 4th of July in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach! Please email us and let us know if you are available! BE SURE TO RSVP for our Wednesday, July 18th meeting at Binks Forest Golf Club where we have Special Guest, Peter Feaman, Republican National Committeeman, plus three candidates U.S. Senate Candidates Mike McCalister & Marielena Stuart, as well as Gary Nikolits, PBC Property Appraiser & Candidate, who are scheduled to speak.
Wellington Councilwoman Ann Gerwig and
Husband Alan Gerwig.

Republican Party of Palm Beach County Ellyn Bogdanoff Highlights June Lunch at the Republican Club of the Palm Beaches

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The Republican Club of the Northern Palm Beaches co-sponsored the Palm Beach County Commission District 1 Candidates Forum on June 18, 2012. The other co-sponsors were the Jupiter/Tequesta Republican Organization, Palm Beach County Taxpayer Action Board, Palm Beach County Tea Party, Palm Beach Republican Club, Republican Club of the Palm Beaches, Singer Island Civic Association, and South Florida 912. Over 150 voters and several children turned out as well as a dozen local officials. There are three candidates in the Republican Primary: Dan Amero, Owner of Jupiter Fitness Center and former Jupiter Councilman and vice-Mayor; Harry Gaboian, County Airport Operations Officer; and Hal Valeche, Financial Consultant, former PBG Councilman and Congressional Candidate. The Republican Primary takes place on Tuesday, August 14. The winner will then go on to face the Democrat challenger in the November general election.

The June meeting at Bear Lakes featured Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff. Ellyn currently represents the Palm Beach and Broward coastal District 25, which has been busted up in the new redistricting scheme. The new district 34 contains a shorter piece of coastline and some heavily Democrat inland areas (including Kings Point), and the Republican nominee will face another sitting Senator, Maria Sachs. Senate redistricting went through several iterations, and ultimately the Florida Supreme Court forced the change that turned a reasonably safe Republican district to a D+9 uphill challenge. One of the Supreme Court Justices that is on the ballot for retention this year, Barbara Pariente, a proponent of the changes, ended up at a table with Ellyn at an event earlier in the year and the Senator had some amusing remarks about how that went. Ellyn talked about the race and the advantages she brings over Maria Sachs, in spite of the deficit in party registration. If you remember the effective 2010 campaign she ran against Carl Domino in the primary and Kelly Skidmore in the general both with a margin of 16% or more, she will be a formidable competitor. The Senator then gave a short legislative update, and took a few questions. One controversial bill with which she was closely associated involved the expansion of casino gambling in the state. The bill, called the largest expansion of gambling in Florida History by much of the media, was ultimately withdrawn. Ellyn cast it in a different light, explaining that it was about tourism and an expansion of the convention business in the state, by building a set of resorts in which gambling was only one factor. The Orlando area (the guy with the glove and three fingers) was not too keen on the idea of building a convention magnet in the Miami area that would compete with them, and that was the backdrop against which it was decided. Given the new Senate President is not a supporter, she did not think the bill would come up again in the next session. Also at the meeting were candidates Tami Donnally (H86), Fran Hancock (State Committeewoman) and Cindy Tindell (State Committeewoman), and a surrogate for Pat Rooney (H85).

L-R: Moderator and local celebrity Tom Boyhan, owner of WJTW FM100.3, Pres. Cindy Tindell, and County Commission Candidate Hal Valeche

Each of the candidates gave an opening statement, and then questions were posed by our moderator, local celebrity Tom Boyhan, owner of WJTW FM100.3 radio station. There were two questions that related to the costs and benefits of Palm Tran Transit Service. Dan suggested that the system be privatized. He pointed out the example of pedicabs in Delray that make money by selling advertising space. Hal pointed out that privatization would be good, but if the system is still not profitable without fares increased beyond which people would be willing to pay, no private firm would buy it without an unsustainable subsidy. Harry suggested that the County should do more to draw people to downtown to increase ridership. One idea he mentioned would be to build / improve museums or other
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Republican Party of Palm Beach County Congressman Allen West:

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"The United States Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by extending the power of the United States Congress to tax Americans' behavior. This is a sad day for Americans, as they will be taxed to pay for benefits they may not need or want as part of the insurance they are forced to buy. With this decision, Congress has been granted infinite taxation power, and there are no longer any limits on what the federal government can tax its citizens to do. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will hit the middle class especially hard, as hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost as businesses try to avoid the penalties and costs created by the healthcare law. The healthcare law will cost trillions of dollars, raise costs for employers and create huge incentives for them to drop health insurance. Benjamin Franklin did indeed state, 'In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.' However, Dr. Franklin never envisioned the federal government would use its power of taxation to punish people for not purchasing health care. Today, individual sovereignty in America has been defeated."

Obamacare isConstitutional??
So says Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided with the left wing of the Supreme Courtdid anyone see THAT coming? Is this a case of one of our most highly respected constitutional jurists bending to political pressure? Is Justice Roberts a traitor to the strict constructionist interpretation of the Constitution? Was this an attempt to preserve the independence of the Judiciary? Or does he know something we dont, and hes just steps ahead of us all? Whatever the answer, none of us are happy and the battle will now continue at least through November, 2012.

Black Republicans Respond:

The Executive Board of the Black Republican Caucus of Palm Beach County finds the United States Supreme Courts ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act to be an affront to the freedom we Americans have held true and steadfast for the past 236 years. As the ruling stands, Congress has been granted unlimited taxation power and Americans will be forced to comply with the Acts individual mandate by way of a massive tax increase to pay for benefits. The Affordable Care Act will impose upon state governments billions of dollars worth of crippling unfunded mandates. The Act will cost approximately $1.7 trillion in the first decade alone and will also raise costs for employers, further burdening the middle class. Be it resolved, therefore, that the Executive Board of the Black Republican Caucus of Palm Beach County stands with the Republican leadership in Washington D.C. in support of a full and complete repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It is the desire of the Black Republican Caucus that all citizens of the United States obtain access to affordable health care; however, it must not be done at the expense of individual liberty.

State Senate Candidate Mike Lameyer: The Last Word

The Left and many Democrats are cheering the majority decision opinion of the Supreme Court regarding the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Today, a major blow was aimed at the personal and economic freedom of the American people. As Congressman Allen West clearly stated, this law is really not about health or care. It is about a usurpation of power by an increasingly dictatorial federal government and a Supreme Court that has long been complicit in implementing the liberal left agenda. Thanks to the Obama regime and the majority opinion of the Supreme Court, Obamacare will add $430-$530 billion in new federal deficits. (See: More ominously this bill mandates the enforcement of citizen participation in this new order of health care through the employment of as many as 16,000 intrusive IRS agents. (See: This is the same IRS that doggedly harassed countless businesses and individuals who are producers of wealth. Presently this judicial legitimization of an unconstitutional policy could open the door to further implementation of draconian mandates on such issues such as private firearms ownership. Soon the newly empowered Left will push for further controls on our Second Amendment rights. Could the slippery slope of extreme regulatory control be the end of our liberties? You bet! Citizens, now is the time to fight for our long-term survival as a nation and Republic! www.mikelameyer.com

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Tindell continued from page 6 attractions that would cause people to want to come downtown more often. Another interesting topic centered around Palm Beach Countys efforts at sustainable development. Hal suggested that we need a tiered system of development. Dan pointed out that the County is continuing to grow and that we need to spend more time on planning for that growth. Harry said that perhaps we need to accept more tall buildings by the beach, since beach living is one of the key draws for people who come here. In their closing statements, the candidates finished with Harry pointing out that while he hasnt been involved in politics before, he is a fast learner; Dan believes that while its important to encourage new businesses to come here, its even more important to keep the businesses that we already have; and Hal said to judge him on his record one of looking out for the interest of the taxpayer. Again, the primary election is Tuesday, August 14. Please vote!

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Because the Elephants are on the March Again

SAVE THE DATE 5th Biennial Old-Fashioned Political


Cindy Tindell
President, Republican Club of the Northern Palm Beaches and Candidate for State Committeewoman

Jeff Atwater Comes to the Boca Raton Republican Club

On May 31st CFO Jeff Atwater spoke at the Boca Raton Republican Club. A delicious dinner was held in the beautiful grand ballroom at the Marriott in Boca Raton with over 250 people attending. Sponsors of the event included Adam Hasner for US House, Gineen Bresso for US House, State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff, Geoff Sommers for State Senate District 25, State Representative Bill Hager, Tami Donnally for State Representative District 86, Dina Keever for Palm Beach County State Attorney, National Committeeman Peter Feaman, State Committeewoman Fran Hancock, Cindy Tindell for State Committeewoman, and Jack Furnari Local Recording artist Lou Galterio sang the National Anthem, and Brothers Elijah Zurschmeide led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Patrick Zurschmeide sang Amazing Grace. A great time was had by all who attended!

Meet the Candidates at a Great Catered Old-Fashioned BBQ

Saturday, July 21, 2012

12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.
South County Civic Center (Lawton Chiles Memorial Pavilion), 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach (across from Morikami)

Great food, Music, Family Entertainment, Face Painting, Souvenirs

For General Information, call Rosemary OMara at 561-997-9381. For Candidate Registration, call Roz Goldstein at 561-368-6982. Tickets are $20.00 each. Children under 8 Free Make checks payable; RPPBC Event Ticket Purchases: Mail Checks and Tickets will be mailed back to you. Mail checks to: R. Goldstein, 863 Camino Gardens Ln., Boca Raton, Florida 33432

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The Republican Executive Committee (REC) will meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month in 2012. All REC meetings begin at 6:45 PM. Our Next REC meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at

1111 North Congress Avenue in West Palm Beach

1111 North Congress Avenue in West Palm Beach

If you would like information on volunteering for one of our several Republican Party committees, or if you would like to contribute financially, visit our website at www.pbcgop.org or call (561) 686-1616. Bring your Republican friends to the next REC meeting and sign them up! We are always accepting new REC members who have the grassroots determination to help our candidates win in 2012!

2012 REPUBLICAN PARTY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY Regions Financial Tower, 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Suite 210, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401-2301 Phone: (561) 686-1616 Fax: (561) 686-1898 Email: info@pbcgop.org

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Geoff Sommers, Candidate for State Senate District 25

State Senate Candidate Geoff Sommers hosted a Red, White & Blue patriotic event at the Boca Raton Marriott June 25th, which was a huge success and a lot of fun for all who attended. After the event Geoff donated all of the patriotic items to the Florence Fuller Child Development Center in West Boca Raton, Florida. Pictured L-R with Geoff Sommers are Sofia Reyes, Isaiah Telsaint, Juan David Marmolejo, and Danise Jean Baptiste. The Florence Fuller Child Development Center plays a crucial role in helping children in our community, preparing them for a lifetime of learning and a bright future.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Geoff Sommers, Republican, for State Senate.

Associated Builders and Contractors Qualifies State Senate Candidate Melanie Peterson
Wellington, FL, (July 2, 2012) The Melanie Peterson for State Senate Campaign is proud to announce that Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., a national grassroots organization, has qualified Ms. Peterson in Floridas 25th Senatorial District. Peterson received the groups qualification as a qualified candidate" according to the groups official announcement. ABC is the leading trade association in the U.S. and Florida of commercial builders and contractors dedicated to free market principles and the merit shop/contracting philosophy. While the construction industry as a whole is one of the largest employers in the state and nation, Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter alone represents over 440 of those Florida businesses and their tens of thousands of employees. I am very pleased to receive the qualification by ABC, an organization that is fully invested in free market principles, and I look forward to being their stalwart advocate in the Florida State Senate, said Melanie Peterson, candidate for State Senate the 25th District. For more information about our campaign for State Senate District 25, I invite you to visit www.VoteMelanie.com. As we continue to campaign around the district, we are in need of volunteers to host meet and greets and walk neighborhoods. Please contact us or sign up on our website to help us spread the message of common sense solutions. We appreciate your support and ask for your vote on August 14th!

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