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Broward Commissioner LaMarca won’t run vs. Hasner in GOP congressional primary

by George Bennett | March 7th, 2012

Republican Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca has decided not to run for Congress in Palm Beach-Broward District 22. That should give former state House majority leader Adam Hasner of Boca Raton a clear shot at the GOP nomination for a seat that’s been redrawn to favor Democrats.

Hasner garnered endorsements from former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio as well as U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation. West represents the district now, but is moving to new District 18 to the north.

Did the high-powered endorsements matter?

“I’d be crazy to say they didn’t,” LaMarca said. But the bigger factor, he said, was bipartisan encouragement from constituents to remain in his commission seat.

“We’ve got a lot going on here in Broward County,” LaMarca said.

Former West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel and Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs are running in the District 22 Democratic primary.

5 Responses to “Broward Commissioner LaMarca won’t run vs. Hasner in GOP congressional primary”

  1. Dem2012 Says:

    Kristin Jacobs for the win!

  2. Same Ole, Same Ole Says:

    Hmmmmmmmmmm.

    Change of topic . . .

    Did you ever think about this?

    Have you ever wondered about the Putz editors and their policies?

    Why do so many stories seem to have the individual writers obligingly punch the “User comments are not being accepted on this article.” button?

    Why . . . and what are they afraid of?

  3. Line up Says:

    Support Hasner in this race.

  4. RPOF MUST GO Says:

    Hasner is just another RIP-OFF (RPOF) SCUMBAG.

    NO MORE REPUBLICANS.

    EVER.

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