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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:50 AM

Trayvon Martin's mom says Hillary Clinton 'planted the seed' for her to run for office in Florida

Christal Hayes, USA TODAY Published 1:22 p.m. ET June 15, 2019 | Updated 3:28 p.m. ET June 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – The mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin is running for a local office in Florida and says one of the driving factors behind her decision to enter the race was helping out on Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

Sybrina Fulton, who became a prominent advocate after the 2012 shooting death of her 17-year-old son by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., announced her candidacy for Miami-Dade County Commission last month. In an interview with The Hill's Hill.TV, Fulton said campaigning for Clinton throughout the 2016 election "pushed me in the right direction."

She said it got her thinking and researching what position and seat she'd be best suited for and where she could make the most difference in her community.

"Campaigning for Secretary Clinton made a big difference," Fulton said. "It kind of planted the seed for me, but I still wasn't ready until I prayed on it, and it took almost a year in order for me to decide to run."

Fulton was one of the members of the "Mothers of the Movement," a group of women who lost their children to gun violence. The group campaigned in 2016 to rally black voters on Clinton's behalf.

Another one of the group's members, Lucy McBath, also looked to elected office after Clinton's campaign. McBath, a Democrat from Georgia, took a seat in Congress after being elected to the House in the 2018 election. Her son, Jordan Davis, was shot to death at a Florida gas station in 2012 after the killer complained about the loud music coming from the teen’s car.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/15/trayvon-martins-mother-sybrina-fulton-says-hillary-clinton-inspired-office-run/1464536001/

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Reply Trayvon Martin's mom says Hillary Clinton 'planted the seed' for her to run for office in Florida (Original post)
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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:53 AM

1. That so nice to hear!! Go Sybrina!!


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:37 PM

2. I wish Patty Wetterling would run again

(Jacobs mom) for Congress in Minnesota’s CD-6. Hideous toady Tom Emmer is just riding Trumps coat tails. She’d be a great Congresswoman.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_Wetterling

In the 2004 race for U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 6th District she challenged incumbent Republican Mark Kennedy. Wetterling decided to enter the race after Stillwater lawyer Janet Robert withdrew. Wetterling received a $1,000 campaign contribution donation from U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama, one of only 3 political contributions listed for Obama that year.[11] Kennedy won the election with 54% of the vote to Wetterling's 46%.

Wetterling then entered the race for Mark Dayton's U.S. Senate seat in 2006 when Dayton announced he would not seek reelection. Wetterling withdrew from the race on January 20, 2006, and endorsed Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, who won the election.

After leaving the Senate race, Wetterling was publicly asked by Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch to run with him as Lieutenant Governor. Wetterling declined Hatch's offer. On February 3, 2006, Wetterling announced that she would once again run for Congress in Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District. Wetterling's opponent for the DFL nomination was Elwyn Tinklenberg, former mayor of Blaine, Minnesota. A third DFL candidate, Scott Mortensen, dropped out early on.

On May 13, 2006, Wetterling won the DFL endorsement to face Republican state senator Michele Bachmann for the U.S. House seat. Wetterling lost the general election to Bachmann, 50% to 42%.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:54 PM

3. So sweet of her to acknowledge another!

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:01 PM

4. Best of luck to her in her election-run.

The story did something I've seen before, and really pisses me off: it refers to George Zimmerman as a "neighborhood watchman". He wasn't, unless you add the modifier 'self-appointed.' Calling him a neighborhood watchman makes it sound like his murder of Trayvon Martin happened as he was fulfilling his duties to the neighborhood.

What he was doing was stalking Martin due to personal racial prejudice, and murdered him in cold blood. Once again, the perpetrator is made to look like a hero, and the victim like a criminal.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:08 PM

5. From my Twitter feed

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:27 PM

6. +

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 10:08 AM

7. Hillary's political legacy will still be impacting us generations from now. (nt)

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