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GOP state House challenger Key: I’m taller, louder than Dem Rep. Bernard

by George Bennett | September 22nd, 2010

State Rep. Mack Bernard, D-West Palm Beach, who won a low-turnout special election to represent District 84 last year, isn’t very well-known among his constituents, his Republican challenger told a GOP club today.

And Republican Albert Key said he’s got a size and decibel advantage over the incumbent as well.

Low-budget candidate Key will need every edge he can get in a district that’s 65 percent Democratic and 15 percent Republican.

Key, speaking at a Republican Club of the Palm Beaches lunch, offered this account of his appearance with Bernard at a candidates forum in the Glades Tuesday night:

“Where we went last night, he represented himself as the incumbent, everybody looked up like ‘Oh, you’re the incumbent? You’re the guy who represents us?’ They didn’t know who he was.

“When I spoke up there, big difference. The guy’s shorter than me, he’s smaller than me, his voice is lower than mine so you can’t hear him very well. When I spoke, everybody woke up. When he spoke, everybody looked up. That’s the difference. Do you want somebody you can just kind of take a look at — OK, we know who he is — who isn’t going to communicate with you, isn’t going to share their information, or do you want somebody who does?”

For the record, the soft-spoken Bernard is 5’9″ while Key is 6 feet tall.

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5 Responses to “GOP state House challenger Key: I’m taller, louder than Dem Rep. Bernard”

  1. rusty Says:

    you just can’t beat credentials like that.. sounds like a t-bagger to me. Long on BS and short on answers

  2. WPBill Says:

    Representative Mack Bernard: soft-spoken, well educated business owner, family man, and one of the few good guys in Tallahassee. Mack Bernard actually knows the issues concerning his district and, in just one short year, is pretty well-known by his constituents.
    Challenger: loud, rude, clueless, still lives with his mama, and knows nothing about the district. I sat in the audience…dude, you suck. You probably think that your height, weight, loud voice, and your skin color make you better than the next guy huh? You’re a loser.
    Mack, I’m a proud constituent and your office has been very helpful. Please sir, beat this jerk.

  3. Charles Everwood Says:

    Empty barrels make the most noise.

  4. ajflorida2010 Says:

    I was there too. do you remember when the new guy said the inland port was a nice idea but not practicle. I like honesty and i doubt seriously he’s a tea bagger. i didnt se any guns or hate sighn?

    i bet you guys are dems…dont hate the rest of us who need a break…we want jobs not pie in the sky promises.

    im voting for the new guy…dont listen to them albert, if you win just do your best. you have my vote.

    good luck to both guys

  5. ajflorida2010 Says:

    i thougt this story was funny…i dont know if height is a good platform but its funny…i dont take this article seriously…does anyone else think this is a serious piece?

    i hope not,

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