Al Lawson to headline Democratic Club of North Florida Breakfast
Al Lawson. Image via A.G. Gancarski.

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Democrats hope to invigorate voters as Election Day nears.

North Florida is a contested battleground, and U.S. Rep. Al Lawson is in town to rally the troops and eat some pancakes.

The Democrat from Tallahassee will be the headlining personality at Saturday morning’s Democratic Club of North Florida’s “Flip Florida Blue” Breakfast. The annual summer breakfast and rally will convene at 9 a.m. at Bradley’s Pond out past Centerville.

The Democratic Club of North Florida hopes to inspire constituents with “fervor to get out the vote” and educate voters on the issues of the day. The Midterms will take place Nov. 8.

With new district lines in North Florida drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis, Lawson faces his first serious race since being elected to Congress. Lawson has been drawn into Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, the same district as Panama City Republican Rep. Neal Dunn. And Lawson faces an uphill battle, as the seat favors Republicans.

Lawson isn’t the only Tallahassee Democrat with a serious re-election contest. State Sen. Loranne Ausley, who is also attending, holds a seat that favors Democrats. However, Republicans have drafted former professional and Florida State football player Corey Simon to block and tackle in Senate District 3 and at least force Democrats to spend resources to retain that seat.

State Rep. Allison Tant will also be present but faces no challengers. Her opponent, Republican Ashley Guy, withdrew from the race because she didn’t meet the requirement that candidates must have been registered with their party for at least a year to run under that party.

Candidates from up and down the ballot will be at the breakfast as well. Candidates for offices ranging from City Commission to Commissioner of Agriculture are expected to be there. Unlike Lawson, Ausley and Tant, those candidates will be on the ballot for the Primary, which takes place Aug. 23.

Tickets are $20, and people are asked to bring their own chairs or picnic blanket.

The event is subject to rain because it is outside. However, as of Friday evening, the weather forecast for Monday morning is clear.

Renzo Downey

Renzo Downey covers state government for Florida Politics. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2019, Renzo began his reporting career in the Lone Star State, covering state government for the Austin American-Statesman. Shoot Renzo an email at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @RenzoDowney.


9 comments

  • Tom

    July 23, 2022 at 6:11 am

    Yes lazy al, will explain the art form of 100% missing votes by proxy! What a incompetent.
    He’s number one!
    He will explain the need for a liberal court so he can have a gerrymandered CD.
    Please.

    • Joe Corsin

      July 23, 2022 at 8:21 am

      Vote RED for racism in the name of Jesus
      Vote RED for domestic terrorists
      Vote RED for rich hogs grifting people of all colors into slavery
      Vote RED for insane religious people

  • Tom

    July 23, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Vote Corsin Manchurian Dummycrat.
    Soros paid for. Total loser

    • Joe Corsin

      July 23, 2022 at 9:44 am

      ^ Vote RED for dangerous anti-government terrorists like Tom running around committing civil rights violations and federal crimes…

      • Tom

        July 23, 2022 at 3:57 pm

        LMAO
        You are a retard!
        Oh I see, if you challenge the Stalin state, you commit crimes.
        Go F yourself. You are a degenerate like Hunter.

        • Joe Corsin

          July 23, 2022 at 7:18 pm

          Trump presidency was like the neo nazi state. Racist trolls, anti-government terrorists, far right mobs, so called Christian extremist authoritarians…all spewing vile filth and threatening the nation. Military is ready now. Time will come when all the trailer park fake patriots will be annihilated.

          • Tom

            July 24, 2022 at 6:36 am

            Hunter degenerate fan club member corsin. Good job.

            Corsin espouses violence, hate speak and intolerance.

  • Elliott Offen

    July 24, 2022 at 10:47 am

    @Tom: You are a liar… going to burn in the hottest part of hell for your support of orange satan.

  • Tom

    July 25, 2022 at 6:26 am

    Racist, hater and lap dog corsin.
    You have been exposed.
    Total liar. I kicked your ass all days.
    Loser corsin.

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