Romney to Headline Duval GOP’s Lincoln Day
The Duval County Republican Party announced today that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will be the keynote speaker for an event honoring Tom Petway's service to the Republican Party.
The event, then called Lincoln Day, was previously scheduled for the Spring and was to feature Karl Rove as the main attraction. However, Rove was forced to back out of the event due to a scheduling conflict that kept him in Washington.
The Romney event will take place in Jacksonville on Monday evening, November 9th at a venue yet to be announced. Finalized details will be released and tickets will go on sale this Friday, October 9th.
Duval Republican Chairman Lenny Curry said the event is expected to be a sell-out and every effort is being made to accommodate the many Mitt Romney fans, as well as those of Mr. Petway, who are expected to purchase tickets for this special evening.
"This dinner will be the foremost Republican event held in Duval County for the last several years. With the combined popularity of Governor Romney and our own Tom Petway, Northeast Florida voters should plan to purchase their tickets early to ensure their seat at the dinner," said Curry.
Governor Romney, a 2008 Presidential candidate, carried Duval County winner in the 2008 Presidential Preference Primary.