Mitch Perry Report 8.23.11

While the Republicans running for the Senate are making news nearly every day, the incumbent, Democrat Bill Nelson, stands aloof, going about his business as he prepares to return to Washington next week.

Generally centrist in his ideology, CL predicted months ago that Nelson would run to his right to compensate for his support of Barack Obama's agenda in his first years in office, and that centrism was manifested yesterday in St. Petersburg, when Nelson blamed both political parties for the intransigence regarding the debt ceiling debate.

We spent the morning down the street at the HART Finance meeting, where the theme seems to be not about providing the best transportation service, but how can we save money.

And Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, always good for a provocative speech, will be bringing her act to Sarasota this Sunday, where you can catch the Tea Party favorite in one of her rare appearances in the Sunshine State, which is a bit weird considering how critical it is for her and and all of the GOP candidates to win the nomination.

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