June 15, 2013 Eye On South Florida – If you heard a loud cheer coming from Hollywood Saturday evening it was probably the Democratic Party at their annual Jefferson/Jackson Gala which broke records with attendance of 1,300 and a haul of $850,000, up from $600,000 in 2012.
The energy was high and the enthusiasm was incredible as the Florida Democratic Party were unified in their desire to take back the state of Florida and unseat Republican Governor Rick Scott. Former Governor Charlie Crist was on hand to heighten the enthusiasm with his possible run for Governor again but this time as a Democrat. Democratic leaders embraced Crist-as-Democrat on Saturday, tossing aside concerns of the man who once was a self-described Reagan Republican.
Senator Bill Nelson, Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro were all speakers at the 2013 dinner. It was a magical evening for the Party and the Democratic stars shown brightly.