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In GOP primary to replace cocaine congressman, ‘We need to stop all this negativity’

by George Bennett | April 11th, 2014

State Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto greets a voter after a Republican congressional debate Wednesday in Fort Myers.

Over on Florida’s west coast, a nasty Republican primary is winding down for the seat of former Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned in January after being busted for cocaine possession.

Among the combatants: state Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto, who got her start in politics on the Wellington village council and has landed endorsements from Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee.

The race features a big-spending outsider, Curt Clawson, who made a splash by spending $200,000 to run ads during the Super Bowl that showed him draining three-pointers (he’s a former Purdue basketball player) and challenging President Barack Obama to a shooting contest.

Former state Rep. Paige Kreegel and businessman Michael Dreikorn are also running in the April 22 prmary, which this week featured a rare three-candidate news conference to discuss a Utah sex offender.

“We need to stop all this negativity,” said Dreikorn (who, coincidentally, is the only candidate who can’t afford TV ads).

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2 Responses to “In GOP primary to replace cocaine congressman, ‘We need to stop all this negativity’”

  1. Bob le flambeur Says:

    Landing endorsements from a grifter and a fake Christian is a good thing?

  2. mxrjopuw Says:

    Imperfectly censored, and so long as that scarcely moved, phobeg spoke.

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