Roundup of political news from Manatee County

January 14, 2013 

Political messaging to be topic

PERIDIA -- Robert Toplin, retired professor of political science at the University of North CarolinaWilmington, will speak on "The Power of Words: Political Messaging from Jackson to Obama" at the Southeast Manatee County Democratic Club meeting at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd. RSVP by calling Paul Dain at 941-756-4050.

Galvano to addressRanch GOP club

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Lakewood Ranch Republican Club meets at noon Jan. 25 at Lakewood Ranch Holiday Inn, 6231 Lake Osprey Drive. Guest Speaker: Bill Galvano, recently elected state senator for district 26. Reservations by Jan. 23 at Luncheon cost: $20.

Political bloggerto address Manatee Forum

BRADENTON -- Manatee Forum, Republican Women Federated meets at6 p.m. Jan. 29 at Pier 22, 1200 First Ave. W.

Guest speaker will be blogger Javier Manjarres, a.k.a El Sharko. He will comment on current events and "Florida's political feeding frenzy."

RSVP required to or 941-758-4878. Cost: $20.

SRQ chief to addressEast Manatee GOP

EAST MANATEE -- The East Manatee Republican Club will meet at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd., at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14.

Guest speaker will be Frederick J. Piccolo, president and CEO of Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.

Reservations: Diane at 941-739-3813 or email

Michael Reagan to keynote Lincoln Day Dinner

BRADENTON -- Michael Reagan, eldest son offormer President Ronald Reagan, will deliver thekeynote address at the an-nual Manatee LincolnDay Dinner fundraiserFeb. 16.

For nearly two decades Reagan has championed his father's inspiration, values and principals in the public policy forum through a syndicated daily conservative radio talk show.

He is chairman and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation.

The evening starts with a private reception, including photographs, at 6 p.m. at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., with dinner and program following at 7 p.m. at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd.

Sponsorship and general admission donations are available beginning at $100.

Information: Manatee Republican Party at 941-714-0600.

-- Herald staff reports

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