Dem Fundraiser Jacobson Works for Crist

Friday, 25 Jun 2010 11:47 AM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, the former Republican who is running for Senate as an independent, is receiving support from national Democratic fundraiser Nancy Jacobson.

She organized a conference call last week to aid Crist, Roll Call reports. Jacobson was finance charwoman at the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration and is married to Democratic political strategist Mark Penn, who is close to the Clintons.

In an Email sent to Democratic donors and lobbyists and obtained by Roll Call, Jacobson wrote, "I can assure you that this call will provide you with an opportunity to know the Governor of Florida better, and I am certain you will end up realizing that he is one of the most promising national leaders of our generation."

Without a party to back him or money of his own, Crist is hoping to hit up fat cat Democrats for cash.

Former Democratic state House Speaker T.K. Wetherell and other prominent state Democrats hosted a recent Crist fundraiser in Tallahassee.

Crist’s moves may cause some concern for Democratic candidates Rep. Kendrick Meek and multi-millionaire Jeff Greene.

Bill Clinton has been an early supporter of Meek, and Meek aides told Roll Call that the Jacobson call doesn’t indicate Clinton’s support is wavering.

Rasmussen Reports’ latest poll shows Crist in a dead heat with former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, the likely Republican nominee, at 37 percent each. And Meek trails at 15 percent, assuming he wins the Democratic nomination.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Huckabee's Foreign Policy Talk Signals Possible 2016 Run

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 16:59 PM

On Monday, Fox News host and former presidential candidate and Mike Huckabee talked foreign policy for most of a 45-minu . . .

Alison Grimes Is Latest Democrat to Use Gun in Campaign Ad

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 16:24 PM

Trying to distance herself from President Barack Obama and court gun-toting voters in her flagging struggle to unseat Se . . .

Kline Turns Maher's "Flip-a-District" Stunt to His Benefit

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 13:54 PM

U.S. Rep. John Kline is using HBO host and Hollywood liberal Bill Maher's campaign to oust him as a way to energize supp . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved