- First, an upcoming event for the campaign from Doug Guetzloe:
(Orlando) Tea Party Congressional nominee Peg Dunmire is holding a Salute to the 2nd Amendment this evening (Monday, September 27, 2010) at a local gun range. The event is billed as “Women’s Night” at Shoot Straight, 1349 South Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, Florida 32703.
“As a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and the right to bear arms, it is important that all citizens, especially women, not only support the right but become actively engaged in their own self defense and the defense of their families,” stated Dunmire.
The event is open to the public, and the cost is $30 that includes ammunition and all costs. You can bring your own gun or one will be provided for you. The cost also includes training on gun safety.
The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dunmire is the first official nominee for the US Congress of the new TEA Party, an official political party in the State of Florida.
- Sometime IPR contributor Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics drops the huge news that Dunmire is dropping $250k into the race. Excepting perhaps Glenn Wilson in MI-01, it appears that no other third party candidacy for US House will rival her financial investment this cycle. The whole article is worth a read.
The TEA Party’s Peg Dunmire, who recently committed a quarter of a million dollars of her own money in Florida’s hotly-contested eighth congressional district race against liberal Democratic firebrand Alan Grayson and Republican challenger Daniel Webster, has released her second television commercial of the campaign.
A previous Dunmire ad featured voters belonging to the two major parties who said that they were opting to vote for the TEA Party candidate this year, and concluded with the former hospital administrator and ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin pictured together.
Dubbed “Year of the Tea Party Woman,” Dunmire’s new 30-second spot, produced by Cinematic Expressions, an Orlando-based video production company, began airing on television stations in the Central Florida district yesterday.
- Dunmire is at 7% in a recent poll of the race. The pollster is generally a Republican one, but it appears to have a pretty accurate streak in Florida. However, this poll was taken before the candidate injected her money into the campaign, so expect higher name recognition and support for Dunmire in the next poll of the race.