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Curt Clawson Backers Urge Sarah Palin to Reconsider Support for Lizbeth Benacquisto
The Sunshine State News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Kevin Derby

Posted on 04/09/2014 1:35:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska will be in Southwest Florida on Thursday for a fundraising event with Florida Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, who is running in the Republican primary to replace former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., in Congress.

“Excited to announce that Sarah Palin is coming to Southwest Florida this week to join me on the campaign trail,” Benacquisto announced on Monday.

But tea party leaders in the district backing Curt Clawson in the primary are urging Palin to reconsider her endorsement. Jack Tymann of the Naples Tea Party, Kathy Jones of the Lee County Patriots, former congressional candidate Byron Donalds and other tea party activists wrote a letter to Palin on Wednesday. In the letter, the Clawson supporters insisted Benacquisto “demonized capitalism and an American success story” by attacking their candidate. They also accused Benacquisto of using “Obama-style campaign tactics.”

Even as Clawson backers tried to get Palin to reconsider her endorsement, Benacquisto released a letter on Wednesday which only served to strengthen her conservative credentials. Marion Hammer of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) and the United Sportsmen of Florida gave Benacquisto an “A+” rating on Second Amendment issues.

The candidates will meet in the April 22 primary.


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: banglist; benacquisto; byrondonalds; clawson; congress; curtclawson; florida; fortmyers; gop; jacktymann; kathyjones; lizbethbenacquisto; nra; palin; republicans; sarahpalin; teaparty; treyradel
Translation: They're FIGHTING over her endorsement. How can that be? I thought she was a washed-up idiot and irrelevant?
1 posted on 04/09/2014 1:35:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


2 posted on 04/09/2014 1:40:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 1:40:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, a Palin endorsement is worth at least 1M in equivalent donations.
Cheap, endorsement moves at internet speed, no TV ads pouring money into MSM.


5 posted on 04/09/2014 1:44:22 PM PDT by Zathras
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Ha - these so called Tea Party people also picked Trey Radel last time.

It could be me, but when you call yourself a tea party person - and claim to represent them - I have my doubts.


6 posted on 04/09/2014 1:47:19 PM PDT by pkmaine
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sounds like a pretty scummy campaign.

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/09/response-curt-clawson-sex-offender/7507865/

on the other hand, the wiki-wacky isn’t too bad, although they use the leftist spin “woman’s right to choose” instead of “abortion”, because wiki is run by partisan shills.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizbeth_Benacquisto


8 posted on 04/09/2014 1:50:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Me too! lol


17 posted on 04/09/2014 3:06:38 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lizbeth Benacquisto appears to be a conservative who can both win elections and still remain true to her conservative principles. So hopefully she’d be a person of integrity who would resist the powers that be in Washington DC and fight for the conservative agenda. And I would include replacing Boehner/Cantor/McCarthy as one of the agenda items.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 4:15:47 PM PDT by House Atreides
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