Geraldine Thompson Blasts Tea Party Candidate, Victoria Siplin
Rep. Geraldine Thompson, running for Florida Senate District 12 said Thursday, she is a true Democrat, unlike her primary opponent who is running as a DINO (democrat in name only) and receives substantial support from the Tea Party and other right wing conservative Republican groups. Thompson also hinted that her opponent is hardly qualified for a seat in the Senate.
Thompson, who faces Victoria Siplin, the wife of Senator Gary Siplin, in an upcoming primary election on August 14, made these observations in an exclusive interview with West Orlando News Online.
“I have had six years of legislative experience – direct experience, not experience being near someone or close to someone who was a legislator, but actually being the legislator,” she said.
“I am a true Democrat. My opponent is registered as a Democrat, and is running as a Democrat, but who owns a company, called Ushindi, that was paid by the Tea Party and by Republican groups to fight against other Democrats, to fight against the election of more Democrats in the state of Florida.”
Thompson also touted her academic qualifications, including the three degrees she holds beyond high school and noted that, in the Florida Legislature, “it is necessary to read a lot of proposed legislation and to understand and then articulate your opinion and your position on various issues.”
Thompson said, Siplin has a high school diploma and some community college courses.