Cheney Raises Cash for Congressional Hopeful

Dick Cheney
SARASOTA -

The chairman of the Republican Party of Sarasota County, Bob Waechter, says Cheney's visit will raise, a big chunk of change for the candidate.

But he says it's needed. The contest between Vern Buchanan and Democrat Christine Jennings is shaping up to be a very expensive race - the priciest in Florida.

WAECHTER: The Democrats have targeted Congressional District 13 - Katherine Harris's congressional seat - as one they would very much like to have. The fact that it was an open seat and a strongly contested Republican primary gives them what they perceive to be an opening. I think they're wrong, I think we're going to thump'em.

Waechter says Jennings is benefiting from Democratic organizations like Move-on.org.

The lunch featuring Vice President Cheney is at the Sarasota Hyatt.

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