Tea Party Group Brewing 'Suite Tea' at Presidency 5
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Florida's tea partiers will have a place to mingle at the Presidency 5 summit in Orlando.
A hospitality suite -- the so-called "Suite Tea" -- will open Sept. 22 at the Peabody Hotel, across from the Orange County Convention Center.
"The purpose of the hospitality suite is for the tea party movement to have an announced presence at P5, to provide a central location where tea partiers can come together to meet and interact with fellow activists and to offer an opportunity to have access to candidates," said organizer Tom Tillison.
Tillison, a leader of the Central Florida Tea Party Council, said hosts are in the process of inviting all presidential candidates as well as the "top U.S. Senate candidates."
One early RSVP is presidential hopeful Herman Cain, who has promised to drop by the suite at 10 a.m. Sept. 23.
"Other confirmations are expected," Tillison said.
"We will also encourage all elected officials to stop by and say hello, and we have reached out to Governor Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio as well."
The suite will be open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 23.
A continental breakfast will be served Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., courtesy of Americans for Prosperity -- Florida.
A reception featuring hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will run Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sponsors of the suite -- in the Challenger 38 and 39 breakout rooms -- include the Latino American Tea Party, East Side Tea Party, Eastern Tea Party, Gainesville Tea Party, The Martin Tea Party Committee, Miami 9/12 Project, Tampa Tea Party, Titusville Patriots, Volusia 9/12, West Orlando Tea Party, AFP-FL, Campaign for Liberty, American Conservative Union, CPAC-FL, National School Choice Week and Apryl Marie Fogel.
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