U.S. House minority whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland will be the new keynote speaker for the Broward Democrats’ annual Unity dinner March 15.
Broward Democratic chairman Mitch Ceasar had to scramble to find a new speaker after MSNBC’s Ed Schultz backed out late last month. MSNBC claimed Schultz didn’t know that the event involved fundraising -- despite the fact that the media regularly describe it as the group’s main fundraising event of the year.
Former state Sen. Nan Rich of Weston, running an underdog campaign for governor, will also speak. Ceasar invited Rich’s Democratic rival, former Gov. Charlie Crist, but hasn’t confirmed whether he will speak.