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Negron gets ‘A’ from group associated with ‘T’, as in Tea Party

by John Kennedy | September 8th, 2011

Sen. Joe Negron, the Stuart Republican whose district includes parts of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, was named “legislator of  the year,” by the Florida branch of Americans for Prosperty, the conservative advocacy organization.

Negron shared the title with Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, both of whom were feted for their efforts to tilt the state Legislature further to the right. AFP, which has emerged as a guide and financial backer of the tea party movement, was founded by conservative billionaire energy titans, David and Charles Koch.

Seventy-nine legislators — all Republicans – received A+ scores from the group. Every Democrat drew a failing grade — except Rep. Leonard Bembry, D-Greenville, who was given a D by AFP.

Slade O’Brien, AFP’s Palm Beach County-based state director, said Negron was pivotal in the Legislature’s efforts to revamp Medicaid, while also steering the state toward reducing the size of government and cutting taxes.

Democrats drawing lousy marks, “show hostility towards the free market and protecting the individual liberties on which our country was founded,” O’Brien said.

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5 Responses to “Negron gets ‘A’ from group associated with ‘T’, as in Tea Party”

  1. Michael Says:

    Big suprise there! Clowns supporting the theives. Are all tea party people this naive?

  2. Tea Lady Says:

    Joey Joey he’s our man,
    If he can’t lead us only God can.
    The Tea Party has spoken so listen good,
    We’ll send Obama back to the ‘hood!

  3. Jon Doe Says:

    If the tea party is this naive than they deserve what they get. I wonder what they gave Governor Scott for being corrupt? An A+ perhaps….

  4. Wanda Says:

    Simple way to get best future

  5. jason Says:

    It is a sorry state in America when you have a racist, idiotic ideologue like him being given this honor. Leave it to the south to do this. This idiot would never survive or in the educated, progressive and enlightened east, northeast and western America.

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