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Rae Claire Johnson and Rhana Bazzini start walking Monday morning.
Sarasota Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 6 years ago

Sarasota woman starts trek to Tallahassee

by: Amanda Morales Staff Writer

With less than a month until Election Day, Rhana Bazzini has decided she’s had enough with current campaign financing. Starting at 8:30 this morning the 81-year-old resident embarked on a two-month, 330-mile walk from her Sarasota home to Tallahassee to promote a constitutional amendment for campaign finance reform. Friends and supporters came out to walk with her for as far as they could.

Bazzini was inspired to make the trip by the 3,200-mile walk Doris “Granny D” Haddock made to promote the same cause from 1999 to 2000.

Even after the ballots have been counted Bazzini will still be walking, but she won’t stop until she reaches her destination. She will be making stops along the way for meals and to rest. She will walk 10 miles every day and stop after the first 5 miles for a lunch break. Supporters can follow her journey and where she will be making stops at


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