Corrine Brown Bails on Constituents, Opts Out of CFUL Candidate Forum

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jen Millikin
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Brown Bails on Constituents, Opts Out of CFUL Candidate Forum

Last Minute Decision Affirms: Corrine, Constituents Just Don’t Mix


JACKSONVILLE, FL – Mike Yost, candidate for U.S. Representative in the 3rd District, today denounced Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s juvenile approach to denying voters an opportunity to see and hear her at tonight’s now cancelled candidate forum.

 “After living and working in Florida for the past four years, I remain dazed and confused as to Rep. Brown?s approach to public service. From her lavish stays nationwide at five-star hotels like the Ritz-Carlton, to her refusal to answer basic questions from local reporters and now a last minute decision to bail on a Urban League Candidate Forum. These are clearly the tactics of a career politician, and in 2010, I think voters in the 3rd Congressional District deserve better.

“As Congressman, I pledge not only to maintain connection with voters using traditional ways, but to also make the most of social media tools such as Tele-Town Halls, Facebook, and Twitter. If you are too busy for constituents because you are gallivanting coast to coast spending thousands of donor dollars and you refuse to answer questions from a well-known and accomplished advocacy group like the Urban League, you’re in Washington for one reason, and one reason only: your own well-being. The time is now for voters to learn after 18-years of lackluster service, it’s not Corrine Brown’s seat, it’s the people’s seat.”

Sponsored by the Central Florida Urban League (CFUL), tonight’s event entitled, “Conversation with the Candidates,” was confirmed to be attended by both of the candidates of the 3rd Congressional District prior to a letter received by each on Monday, October 4, 2010 (see attached). When it comes to leading the way with improving district statistics regarding dismal unemployment, education and crime numbers: Where is Corrine Brown?


After more than 20-years of serving as a trustworthy neighborhood auto-technician, Mike Yost chose to put his successful career on hold, and literally “walk the walk” knocking on over 12,000 doors to gather signatures necessary to qualify for the August Republican primary ballot. He and his wife Debra share a home in Jacksonville and have two children and five grandchildren.



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