Osceola Realtor Executive and Republican Candidate for Florida’s Congressional 9th District, Carol Platt is a tough one to figure out.
She’s well-spoken and personable enough, but her attendance at Candidate Forums has been poor. Wednesday night, Platt was a No-Show at a Young Republicans 9th District event. Last month she was absent at an East Orlando Tea Party Candidate Discussion. And lastly, was late for a UCF candidate function held days ago. Both missed events were written off as scheduling conflicts by her campaign.
It’s important to remember that the incumbent in the 9th District, that consists of parts of Orange/Osceola counties is Democrat Alan Grayson, one of the most controversial and combative members in American Politics today. The last person to defeat him, is now his colleague. Congressman Daniel Webster participated in 4 Candidate Forums en route to victory in 2010.
Still, Platt is busy fundraising. Her campaign has crossed 200k in fundraising donations. In a release they had the following to say.
“I am truly blessed and honored by all of the support I have received so far; I’m ready to hit the ground running in Congress and represent this great Nation we live in,” Carol Platt expresses.”
The campaign reached a key financial milestone that shows strong local support with nearly 1500 individual donors. Campaign Consultant Joel Searby stated; “These fundraising numbers – and more importantly the people who are giving – underscore Carol’s incredible backing from across the community, state and nation. She has an outstanding support system and we are headed in the right direction.”
Platt faces Marine Vet/Court Interpreter Jorge Bonilla and Businessman Peter Vivaldi in the GOP primary. Both candidates have participated in the forums mentioned, and have a 4th scheduled to take place in the near future.
If Platt or someone from her campaign, would comment on if they intend to participate in future debates, I’ll update this post.