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Rep. Webster faces hostile crowd in Orlando

April 26, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

ORLANDO (AP) - Freshman Republican congressman Dan Webster faced repeated heckling, boos and shouting matches between supporters and opponents during a town hall meeting in Orlando.

Webster was just over a minute into his prepared remarks Tuesday when the first heckler shouted out his doubts about the Florida congressman's promise to do what is right in Washington. From there, the hour-long meeting attended by about 300 people was filled with a constant stream of boos and questioners shouting over each other.

Armed with graphs and pie charts, Webster defended a Republican budget plan that would restructure Medicare and cut some social safety net programs.

Many of the Democratic activists in the crowd wore stickers that said "Hands of Social Security."



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