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February 13, 2016

Republican Empties TV Budget Into New Special Election Ad in Florida

Florida State Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto has hit the airwaves with a new ad in the upcoming special election to replace former Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla.

The entire remaining Benacquisto television budget of “nearly six-figures” will go toward the ad, according to a campaign source. The spot is a direct-to-camera appeal, in which the candidate is both positive and defensive.

“My opponents and liberals are spending millions smearing my name, even attacking my family, with false, negative ads,” she said. “But I won’t back down from this fight.”

The special primary in Florida’s 19th District is April 22. Businessman Curt Clawson and former state Rep. Paige Kreegel are also running for the GOP nomination.

Whomever wins the primary is all-but-certain to win the June 24 special election.The race is rated Safe Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

This opening was created after Radel resigned from Congress. Radel previously pleaded guilty to cocaine posession.



  • Jose Rodriguez

    A default is triggered if Hussein Obama’s regime chooses not to pay the interest on the debt.There are more than enough US government revenues to cover interest on the debt.If Hussein Obama’s regime chooses not to pay the interest on the debt, then it has chosen to default.

  • Amanda Nevada

    As many have noted: A choice by the Obama regime, to default on the debt of the US Government, would be an impeachable offense.

  • Osaka Williams

    Bolshevik ideologues like Jack Lew cannot be trusted.

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