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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Massive Turnout for Tony Strickland Event with Mitt Romney

If the enthusiasm in the huge room full of Tony Strickland supporters is any indication of the strength of his grassroots network, Tony Strickland is going to be on his way to the California State Senate.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney headlined the packed event at the Westlake Village Hyatt for Tony, drawing over 400 supporters and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in this key state contest to succeed Sen. Tom McClintock, who is now on his way to Congress as the Republican nominee in the 4th district.

Tony's strength wasn't just evident inside of the event, but outside as well. A group of the usual suspects on the left showed up to protest, only to be badly outnumbered by a larger group of pro-Tony supporters waving American flags. Thank you to everyone who participated -- inside and out. Of course, Tony made sure all the volunteers were taken care of and given the opportunity to hear Gov. Romney's talk inside the event, and meeting with them personally. Way to go, Tony.

Tony is an incredibly strong and capable candidate, having proven his leadership skills in the California State Assembly and in his statewide campaign for Controller in 2006. In the Assembly, Tony took on then-Gov. Gray Davis when Davis was at the height of his political strength, filing suit in Strickland v. Davis to force the Governor to make public the long term contracts he had signed with power companies during the electricity crisis. Thanks to Tony, it was revealed that Davis had signed contracts for electricity at prices that were even higher than they were at the peak of the spot market, forcing their renegotiation, and saving millions of dollars for state taxpayers.

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