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Candidate Forum


OCTOBER CANDIDATE FORUM, on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012. It will be held at the Boca Greens Country Club (Map HERE), and the doors will be open at 5:30pm for a cash bar, and dinner will follow from 6pm to 7pm (as usual, the cost is $15, which includes tax and gratuity). This as an ideal opportunity, as a powerful voting base that the Tea Party represents, to learn about our local and state candidates in a safe and fair environment which our leadership ensures will be the model of civility.

The format will be simple: After the National Anthem, sung by Carlos Manuel Santana, Alex Berry will make announcements, and then introduce our moderator, David DiCrescenzo. He will ask the field candidates (to date: James Ryan O’Hara, David Lutrin, Cesar Henao, Melanie Peterson, and Joe Abruzzo– check back here for regular updates) a question, and each candidate will receive 3 minutes to answer. In the event that an opponent is mentioned in a response, that opponent will receive :30 to rebut or address the answer which mentioned his/her name. The questions will not be a surprise to anyone, as they will center around many of the top issues facing your district. Further, the question will address one or more of the Tea Party’s 3 tenets: Fiscal Responsibility, Free Markets, or Limited Government, and how they will be manifested in your approach towards the office. We will have a volunteer timer, who will hold up cards letting each candidate know when they have 1:00 and :30 seconds remaining. A bell will ring to stop anyone who goes over time allotted.

As with our previous events, any Palm Beach County Tea Party candidate debate and forum is non-partisan, and is an excellent opportunity for both sides of the political coin to convert those who may not take your view, while shoring up those who do for the upcoming election. As always, our event will not be reduced to any mud-slinging, or flagrant accusations. We expect those who participate to exercise the highest level of civility and decorum. We have asked the candidates to put aside what your opponent “has done”, or “might do”– and simply focus on what THEY will do, in response to the questions.

This should be a VERY positive, enlightening and exciting evening for all of us!!! All we ask is that you RSVP immediately by clicking the RSVP button below!

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