Post-Radel Florida GOP Primary Heating Up Already

by Jim Geraghty

The special election in Florida’s 19th congressional district hasn’t even been officially announced yet, but campaign events are heating up fast. Curt Clawson, one of the candidates who had already declared a primary challenge to soon-to-resign Representative Trey Radel, is announcing an open event this weekend:

Today Curt Clawson announced that he is inviting the public to a free Super Sunday event featuring legendary Purdue basketball coach Gene Keady.

“I am The Outsider running for Congress as a former business leader and basketball player,” said Curt Clawson. “It is important to demonstrate support from outside the career politicians and special interests who have been the problem rather than the solution.”

“I invite residents from across Southwest Florida to come to our event, meet Coach Keady, and hear more about why we need an outsider with business experience representing us in Washington, D.C.”

“There are three steps to changing the direction of the country. First, we need to implement policies that allow the economy to flourish and create jobs. Second, we must clean up the political process and limit the influence of lobbyists and special interest groups who use our tax dollars for their personal benefit. Third, we need to implement a plan to limit the negative consequences of Obamacare until Republicans get the votes to repeal it.”

Curt Clawson was the Chief Executive Officer of Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc. a global company that has approximately $2 billion in annual sales and thousands of employees. He also served as the Chief Operating Officer of American National Can. He was a senior captain of the Purdue University basketball team that won the Big Ten Championship in 1984 under Coach of the Year, Gene Keady.

The Super Bowl Party is free and open to the public and will be held:

Sunday, February 2, 2014

5:00 pm – until the Super Bowl is over.

Doc’s Beach House

27908 Hickory Blvd.

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

“Free Super Bowl Party” sounds like a better way to attract a crowd than “candidate to speak at rally.”