Platt to open Campaign HQ at Rally on Thursday

Osceola Realtor Association Executive and 9th Congressional candidate Carol Platt will be opening her campaign HQ at a Rally on Thursday in Kissimmee.

Here is the release from her campaign..

The Carol Platt for Congress Campaign is opening doors every day to strengthen its campaign drive; on Thursday, September 25th join Carol, the Campaign Team and Volunteers as they open the door to the Kissimmee Headquarters.

Official Headquarters is located at 2553 E. Irlo Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee. From 6:30 – 7:30 we welcome residents from across Osceola, Polk and Orange counties to share in food, drinks and campaign information.

“We are excited to meet new residents from our community. I’m eager to share with them my congressional blueprint and I hope to gain them as a supporter and volunteer to our dynamic team,” Platt expresses.

Platt faces controversial, Democratic incumbent Alan Grayson in November.

Platt will be opening her campaign HQ on Thursday in Kissimmee

Platt will be opening her campaign HQ on Thursday in Kissimmee

Adam Putnam endorses Platt in 9th Congressional District Race

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam has endorsed Osceola Realtor Executive Carol Platt in her bid to be the next House Representative from the 9th Congressional District.

In a statement released by the Platt campaign, Putnam had this to say..

“Carol and her family have history of working hard to bring people together,” he adds “In agriculture, one of the great things you see is the removal of all kinds of cultural and economic barriers – everyone comes together to get the job done. That’s the kind of leader I know Carol will be and I’m proud to support her.”

Putnam is a rising star in the GOP and at only 40 years of age has served in the Florida Legislature and the House of Representatives in D.C, before becoming the state’s Agriculture Commissioner. You’ll eventually hear his name in the future as a potential Senate or Gubernatorial candidate.

About her latest endorsement Platt said…

“Agriculture has been the base foundation for our family for more than five generations; Commissioner Putnam’s endorsement of support to the campaign is greatly appreciated, we are truly fortunate to have Commissioner Putnam as a leader in our state and a voice for agriculture,”

This has been a good week for the Platt campaign. On Wednesday, she was endorsed by her two former opponents in the 9th GOP primary (story HERE).

She’ll need all the support she can get. She faces Incumbent Democrat Alan Grayson, who’s reputation as one of the biggest “smoke-throwers”, in American Politics signals what will be an aggressive and negative campaign to represent the district that consists of parts of Orange, Osceola, and Polk Counties.

Putnam -left- has endorsed Platt -right- in her congressional bid

Putnam -left- has endorsed Platt -right- in her congressional bid

Former Fellow Candidates, Bonilla and Vivaldi Endorse Platt in Congressional District 9

In a sign of unity in the 9th Congressional District, Marine Vet Jorge Bonilla, and Businessman Peter Vivaldi have endorsed their former opponent, Osceola Realtor Executive Carol Platt, who emerged from their Republican primary last month, as she prepares for her tough battle against controversial Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson.

“Alan Grayson is everything that is wrong with the divisive politics of our country,” said Vivaldi. He added, “I’m honored to stand by Carol and will do everything I can to assist her.” Bonilla supported Carol by saying, “I will do everything in my power to help unseat Alan Grayson. His lack of leadership and continued negative antics are shameful – an embarrassment to our district. I look forward to bringing our community together around Carol.”

The unified front will be needed to help Platt win this seat. Grayson has one of the biggest campaign warchests in the country at his disposal and is not afraid of going negative early. In a fundraising email message sent out a few months back, he compared Conservatives to the Ku Klux Klan.

Platt was grateful for the support of Bonilla and Vivaldi saying…

“Both Jorge and Peter have a strong desire to help our community; and I’m honored that they have put their trust in me and will work with me to make a difference”

Vivaldi -left- and Bonilla -right- have endorsed Platt -center- in her general election campaign against Alan Grayson

Vivaldi -left- and Bonilla -right- have endorsed Platt -center- in her general election campaign against Alan Grayson

Rep. David Jolly endorses Platt in 9th congressional district race

Congressman David Jolly (R-FL 13) has endorsed Osceola Realtors Association Executive Carol Platt, in her bid to be the next member of the House of Representatives in Florida’s 9th Congressional District.

In a statement sent out by the Platt campaign, Jolly had this to say…

“Carol Platt is exactly the kind of statesman leader we need in Washington,” Jolly said. He added, “I am honored to put my support behind her and wholeheartedly endorse her as the best choice for District 9. I know she will serve that district well and I look forward to working with her in congress.”

Jolly was elected to Florida’s 13th Congressional District during a nationally watched, special election to finish the term of the late Congressman C.W. Bill Young. He defeated former Florida CFO and Gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink, in what many thought was a bellwether of what we might see in Congressional races this year. Platt will hope for similar luck when she faces 9th district incumbent, Alan Grayson, who has a reputation for being one of the most combative politicians in the country today.

In response to Jolly’s endorsement, Platt had these remarks…

“Congressman Jolly and I have met and discussed the great need for cooperation and statesmanship in DC” and continues “I’m honored by his support”,

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Posey endorses Platt in 9th Congressional Contest

Congressman Bill Posey (R- FL8) has endorsed Osceola Realtors Association Executive Carol Platt in her bid to be the next House Representative from District 9.

In a statement from the Platt campaign, Posey had this to say…

“As a member of the Realtor community and a long-time friend of Carol I am honored to stand with her as she runs for congress,”
he adds “Carol’s experience in business balancing budgets, making payroll and having to make tough decisions will serve her very well. We need more representatives like Carol with real world experience and the guts to make congress accountable.”

In response to Posey’s endorsement, Platt said…

“I’m honored to have the endorsement from Congressman Posey and I will continue to work to gain other endorsements from future colleagues,”

Platt is coming off of her primary night win on Tuesday night, and is currently preparing for her November showdown with D9′s controversial incumbent Alan Grayson, who has the reputation for being one of the most combative campaigners in the country. He’ll almost certainly attack Platt in the coming weeks to keep his seat in Congress.

Posey -left- has endorsed Platt's -right- candidacy for Congress

Posey -left- has endorsed Platt’s -right- candidacy for Congress