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BRIDGING THE VOTER GAP Supporters of Sarasota Democratic congressional candidate Keith Fitzgerald make their views known, too. OBAMA-BIDEN SUPPORTERS TAKE THEIR MESSAGE TO THE BAYFRONT AND RINGLING BRIDGE TO BOOST THE DEMOCRATS' FLORIDA SUPPORT Staff Reports Their numbers might not quite have matched the 2008 count of almost 8,000, but about 3,500 supporters of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden gathered at the Sarasota bayfront on Saturday, Oct. 20, for a noon rally followed by a walk over the Ring- ling Bridge. The event was sponsored by Grassroots Amer- ica — Forward Obama/Biden. Supporters emphasized a positive focus for the rally, encouraging participants to leave an- ti-Republican signs at home.

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