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GOP state Senate candidates face off Thursday in West Palm Beach

by George Bennett | June 23rd, 2010

Republicans running for the Florida Senate District 25 and 27 seats are scheduled to appear at a “Town Hall Debate” Thursday sponsored by the Republican Club of the Palm Beaches and South Florida 912. The event is at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 1101 South Flagler Drive.

In District 25, state Reps. Ellyn Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale and Carl Domino of Jupiter are running for the GOP nomination to succeed Senate President Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, who is running for chief financial officer. The Republican winner will face Democratic state Rep. Kelly Skidmore and no-party candidate Miranda Rosenberg in November.

The District 27 GOP race features former Wellington councilwoman Lizbeth Benacquisto, retired pilot Michael Lameyer and former state Rep. Sharon Merchant. The seat is now held by state Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-Greenacres, who is running for attorney general. Democrats Pete Burkert and Kevin Rader are also running.

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6 Responses to “GOP state Senate candidates face off Thursday in West Palm Beach”

  1. can't wait Says:

    Lizbeth is going to crush that RINO.

  2. RedFL Says:

    “Benacquisto?” Sounds like “latino.” Can’t put them in power. Go from Mexico on down to antartica, can’t find one good government there.

  3. EdFulop Says:

    Thanks for the plug, George.

    Restore Honor. Flip the House.

  4. ash3416 Says:

    Lizabeth can’t win! Shes spent millions in Wellington. We need a true conservative.

  5. Mark Says:

    Benacquisto was a train wreck last night.

  6. Evel Kneivel Says:

    I’m with you Mark. During Benaquisto’s answers, I kept thinking I was watching a beauty pageant, with the “world peace” and “feed all the children” answers for every question. Nice lady — and easy on the eyes, too — but WAY out of her depth.

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