Gov. Scott Reception, Protest Planned Thursday

Gov. Rick Scott will have a fundraiser reception at Marina Jack Thursday and while he will raise funds, Occupy Sarasota plans to protest outside.

Gov. Rick Scott will be in town Thursday to raise money for his political action committee, "Let's Get to Work," and a protest is already in the works.

The PAC is asking for a $500 suggested contribution or $1,000 per couple, going toward Scott's Let's Get To Work political committee.

The mission statement for the PAC "is to foster accountability in government by identifying and communicating about conservative public officials and candidates who have track records of creating jobs, balancing budgets, and holding government accountable," according to its website.

Scott is scheduled to be at , Marina No. 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The fundraiser is being hosted by developer Randy Benderson and his wife, Lori Benderson.

Reservations should be made by contacting Maryann Grgic at mgrgic941@aol.com or calling 941-301-1929. 

While Scott is raising money, Occupy Sarasota is organizing a protest via Facebook and plans to picket the event at Marina Jack. 

"This man must be stopped, and it's up to us, the 99%, to stop him. With Super PACs and corporate monies that will be pouring into his campaign, it will be more difficult then ever," the event totes. 

The organization encourages folks to make their own signs and had some suggested phrases including: "Pink Slip Rick," "No(P)Rick Scott," "No Skelator" and "Where Are The Jobs?"

The protest is scheduled from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Charles Schelle April 02, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Do you think Scott is doing a good job for Florida or think that someone else could do a better job?
metro April 03, 2012 at 12:09 PM
My Border Collie mix could do a better job! And he's far more attractive! Scott is a rediculous notion as a governor.
Vizsla April 04, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Voldemort is coming.
sirronalot April 07, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Another one of those extreme right wing wackos


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