If you’re a GOP presidential candidate and you need to be where the GOP’s wine, dine and plot their next coup…and you need $$$, you must hold a rally at The Fish House. To date, Fred Thompson, Rudy Guiliani and now Mike Huckabee (Monday, Jan. 28, 8 am). McCain has eaten there several times.
Owners Collier Merrill and his brothers do there best to accommodate the politicians. Democrats -notably U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson – have also done some politicking there.
The Fish House has replaced McGuire’s Irish Politicians Club as the political nexus of the community. It’s more open to the public and more fun.