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Today at noon: Qualifying deadline for congressional, judicial candidates

by George Bennett | May 2nd, 2014

Attorney Samantha Schosberg Feuer (center) is one of several judicial candidates who have switched races this week. Will there be more changes before today's noon qualifying deadline?

The deadline for congressional and judicial candidates to qualify for the 2014 ballot in Florida is at noon today.

Some people to watch in Palm Beach County:

** Circuit Judge Diana Lewis: She holds the Group 14 seat and faced a challenge there from attorney Jessica Ticktin, who put $200,000 into the race. When Group 32 Judge Sandra McSorley decided not to seek re-election, Lewis switched to that race. Then Ticktin switched to the Group 32 race as well. Will Lewis switch again? If she does, will Ticktin follow her again?

** Attorney Samantha Schosberg Feuer: With impressive backing from the county’s legal establishment, Feuer opened a campaign for the open Group 30 circuit judge seat. Three other candidates entered as well, including attorney Jaimie Goodman, who has his own slew of endorsements and put $159,000 into the race. So Feuer switched to the Group 14 race after Lewis left. Feuer prefers to run for an open seat rather than challenge an incumbent, so if Lewis goes back to Group 14, she might switch again.

** Congressional District 18 Republicans: How many will end up running for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast seat of freshman Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy? By the end of Thursday, four Republicans had secured spots on the GOP primary ballot: former state Rep. Carl Domino, Beverly Hires, software designer Brian Lara and former Connecticut legislator Alan Schlesinger. A fifth Republican, former Tequesta Councilman Calvin Turnquest, says he has sent in his $10,440 check and should qualify today. Three other Republicans — Ilya Katz, Frank Lynch and Nick Wukoson — have shown some public interest in running for the seat as well.

** Henry Colon: He’s the Republican who filed for the Palm Beach-Broward seat of Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch but, as of Wednesday, his campaign was about $8,000 short of the money needed to pay the $10,440 filing fee. Colon appealed to big-name Republicans — including former Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin — to try to raise the cash.

2 Responses to “Today at noon: Qualifying deadline for congressional, judicial candidates”

  1. OBIWAN Says:

    @ “in other news”

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    THEY failed to keep temp sensors out of heated Jet exhausts, blacktopped parking lots, concrete jungles…all adding to their recorded temps…

    THEY lied about Glaciers melting…

    THEY lied about Holland under sea level…

    THEY lied about ice flows larger than Texas that did not melt…

    THEY lied about polar bears decimated – 25,000 versus 6,000 in 1960…

    THEY lied about CO2 – currect science shows it is being absorbed into the oceans…

    THEY lied about that last ICE AGE – in 1970′s…

    THEY lied about acid rain – in 1970′s…

    THEY have no clue on Tsunami wave height…

    THEY have no clue on this year’s winter forecast…

    THEY have had no clue on last five years’ hurricane forecast…

    Let me see, THEY can’t forecast weather next week, but THEY want to seal their science as “settled” on climate change??

    WHEN was any science “settled”?? We just changed the Big Bang theory and are still arguing the extent of Evolution!!

    IS this why BARAMA wants to kill 23,000 Cape Canaveral jobs that will take decades to rebuild when we decide in five years we really do want to continue being explorers of space, our oceans, our ice caps, our jungles….

    Pathetic, Just Pathetic!

  2. Don't F with the D's Says:

    Vote for Ticktin. Judge Lewis is in no way qualified to be a Judge. This Judge has not one ounce of fairness in her. She doesn’t listen and she doesn’t care what is right or wrong. She allows attorneys to lie in her court as long as they are for the banks. Lewis berates every defense attorney that enters her court to make herself feel important. She is far more evil than I ever realized which is why I will spend my last dollar making sure she doesn’t get re-elected. I suggest that you all do the same. Get ready Ms. Lewis. I suspect you will be in the same quadrant of hell as Leona Helmsley.

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