It’s good to be a Republican in Volusia County.
Last November, when Conservatives were taking losses in elections on all levels of Government, all over Central Florida, Volusia County held the line.
They manage to carry the county for Mitt Romney. Orange and Osceola can’t say the same.
They turned back tough opposition to keep State Rep. Dorothy Hukill in Tallahassee, this time as a State Senator. Orange lost 4 State Rep. seats and Seminole…Seminole couldn’t protect the future Speaker of the House.
They added two Conservatives to the County Commission. Orange’s Sheriff, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, and Supervisor of Elections? All Democrats
They did their part to keep the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, by electing former Navy Vet Ron Desantis. Orange/Osceola sent Alan Grayson back to Washington.
So, Volusia County will host a stacked line-up of speakers. The most impressive since Orange County was able to secure Former Governor Sarah Palin, in the middle of her book tour.
Their Lincoln Day Dinner Headliner will be Congressman Desantis, who has been making waves in Washington since getting sworn in at the beginning of the year by proposing tough fiscal policy and even popular Bi-Partisan initiatives, like freezing portions of Congressional pay during the sequester.
The undercard features Florida Governor Rick Scott. Scott is arguably going through the toughest period of his term. He’s been trying to move towards the middle to lift his poor approval numbers and has been “breaking china” in the process by, supporting the expansion of Medicaid (to accommodate the President’s healthcare plan), and the departure of former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, who flipped on him on Jacksonville television last week. They were even banging the drum for a GOP primary against Scott in Lake County last week.
Heading into re-election next year, Scott needs a united Volusia county, and if he’s got to speak before a Freshman Congressman, so be it.
Details for the event are on the flyer below. It’s going to be a good time.