This was good to see, an overflow crowd of supporters coming out to cheer on Congressman Ron Klein as he officially kicked off his 2010 re-election campaign. The event at the new Broward campaign headquarters, 623 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach (Map), followed two other kickoff events at the parts of his district that reach up into Palm Beach County.
I actually have no idea what his speech was like, when he came to address his supporters. By that time, my kids and I had been crowded out of the room, which was now so overflowing that we couldn’t get back inside if we wanted to. I was out with the people who joined in the applause occasionally, even though we couldn’t hear what was said. And that was okay, because we didn’t need to be convinced.
I’ve supported Ron Klein since his first winning campaign for Congress in 2006, when he knocked out 13-term Republican incumbent Clay Shaw. Because it is a swing district, and Ron faces a candidate with backing from the Tea Party / Sarah Palin fringe of the Right Wing, we need to work extra hard this year to keep him in office.
Ron Klein impresses me as a good, decent man. Although he will be demonized by his opponent as a wacky leftist, my impression is he is not particularly ideological. That’s fine with me. But I think he works really hard and tries his best to do the right thing.
That’s all I ask for, and yet it’s all too rare.
Please do what you can to ensure Congressman Klein’s re-election.