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REQUEST FOR FLORIDA FREEPER ACTION LEADING UP TO THE AUGUST 14TH PRIMARY ELECTION!
June 24, 2012 | SeekTheTruth

Posted on 06/24/2012 8:27:23 AM PDT by seekthetruth

We can do it! We can work together to elect the best Conservatives to Congress from our Sunshine State!

Remember, we have two new Florida Congressional Districts and many FL US House Districts have changed!

We need to make sure we elect as many Conservatives as we can!

Let's do everything we can to keep our Republidan seats in Congress! We have just Bill Nelson to vote out and 6 Incumbent/Socialist/Progressive/Marxist/DEMS to vote out of the US House!

Our action in the upcoming Republican Primary Election will help elect the best Conservative to get the job done in November!

Please help post information about the Republican candidates running in your Congressional District and share this thread link with your Florida email lists.

We made GREAT PROGRESS in 2010, so let's make even more in 2012!


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1 posted on 06/24/2012 8:27:32 AM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: seekthetruth

don’t forget the judges we need to vote out


2 posted on 06/24/2012 9:52:25 AM PDT by genetic homophobe (Do we vote for a pro American globalist or a anti American globalist?)
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To: genetic homophobe; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; ...
PRESENT US HOUSE MEMBERS FROM FLORIDA RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION IN NOVEMBER:

NOTICE THERE ARE SEVERAL WHOSE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT HAS CHANGED.

Here is a link to the new Florida Congressional District Map:

http://www.flsenate.gov/PublishedContent/SESSION/HOME/REDISTRICTING2012/PUBLICCOMMENTS/h000c9047_35x42L.pdf


***************** DISTRICT 1:

Miller, Jeff (R) - UNOPPOSED Inbumbent - (Faces DEM, Jim Bryan in November)
http://jeffmiller.house.gov/

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DISTRICT 2:

Southerland, Steve (R) - UNOPPOSED Incumbent - (Faces DEM Primary Winner in November)
http://southerland.house.gov/

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DISTRICT 3: (Republican Primary Winner faces DEM, J.R.Gaillot in November.)

Stearns, Cliff (R) - (Former District 6 Incumbent)
http://stearns.house.gov/default.aspx

Jett, James - Republican Primary Challenger (no website)

Oelrich, Steve - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.steveoelrich.com/

Yoho, Ted - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.tedyoho.com/

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DISTRICT 4: (Republican Primary winner faces (??? No DEM running) in November)

Crenshaw, Ander (R) - Incumbent Republican
http://crenshaw.house.gov/

Black, Bob - Republican Primary Challenger (No website)

Pueschel, Deborah Katz - Republican Primary Challenger http://questforamerica.com/

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DISTRICT 5:

Kolb, LeeAnne - Unopposed Republican - (Faces Incumbent DEM, Corrine Brown in Nov.)
http://www.kolb4congress.com

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DISTRICT 6: (Republican Primary Winner faces DEM Primary Winner in Nov.)

Clark, Richard (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://richardclark.org/

Costello, Fred (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.electfredcostello.com/

Desantis, Ron (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://voteron2012.com/

Kogut, William Billy (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.billkogut.com/

Miller, Craig (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://miller2012.com/

Pueschel, Alec (R) - Republican Primary Challenger (No website)

Slough, Beverly (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://bevslough.com/

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DISTRICT 7: (Incumbent (R) Primary Winner faces DEM Primary Winner in November)

Adams, Sandy -(R)- Incumbent Republican (From former District 24)
http://adams.house.gov/

Mica, John -(R)- Incumbent Republican Dis.7
http://mica.house.gov/

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DISTRICT 8: (Incumbent Bill Posey faces Unopposed DEM, Shannon Roberts in Nov)

Posey, Bill -(R)- Unopposed Republican Incumbent from former District 15
http://posey.house.gov/

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DISTRICT 9: (Republican Primary Winner faces Unopposed DEM, Alan Grayson in Nov.)

Long, Todd (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://toddlong4congress.com/

Melendex, Julius Anthony (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://juliusmelendez.us/

Oxner, Mark (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.markoxnerforcongress.com/

Quinones, John “Q” (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://johnqforflorida.com/

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DISTRICT 10: (Incumbent Daniel Webster faces Unopposed DEM, Val B. Demings in Nov)

Webster, Daniel (R) - Unopposed Republican Incumbent from former District 8
http://webster.house.gov/

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DISTRICT 11: (Incumbent Richard Nugent faces Unopposed DEM, David H. Werder in Nov.)

Nugent, Richard -(R) Unopposed Republican Incumbent from former District 5
http://nugent.house.gov/

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DISTRICT 12: (Incumbent Gus Bilirakis faces Unopposed DEM, Jonathan M. Snow in Nov.)

Bilirakis, Gus M -(R)- Unopposed Republican Incumbent from former District 9
http://bilirakis.house.gov/

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DISTRICT 13: (Republican Primary Winner faces DEM Primary Winner in November)

Young, C.W. Bill (R) Republican Incumbent from former District 10
http://www.house.gov/young/

Ayres, Darren (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://darrenayresforcongress.com/

Vance, Madeline (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.votemadelinevance.com/

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DISTRICT 14: (Republican Primary Winner faces Unopposed Incumbent DEM, Betty Castor)

Adams, Jr. Eddie (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://adamsforcongress.org/

Otero, Evelio “EJ” (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://ejoteroforcongress.com/

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DISTRICT 15: (Congressman Ross is Unopposed for November Election.)

Ross, Dennis -(R)- Unopposed Incumbent Republican from former District 12
http://dennisross.house.gov/

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DISTRICT 16: (Congressman Buchanan faces Unopposed DEM, Keith Fitzgerald in Nov)

Buchanan, Vern -(R)- Unopposed Incumbent Republican from former District 13
http://buchanan.house.gov/

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DISTRICT 17: (Republican Primary Winner faces Unopposed DEM, William Bronson in Nov)

Rooney, Tom -(R)- Incumbent Republican from former District 16
http://rooney.house.gov/

Arnold, Joe (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://arnoldforcongress.com/

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DISTRICT 18: (Republican Primary Winner faces DEM Primary Winner in Nov.)

West, Allen -(R)- Incumbent Republican from former District 22
http://west.house.gov/

Crowder, Robert (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://crowderforcongress.com/

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DISTRICT 19: (Republican Primary Winner faces Unopposed DEM, Jim Roach in Nov)

Aubuchon, Gary (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.garyaubuchon.com/issues/

Davidow, Joe (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.josephdavidow.com/main/

Donalds, Byron (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.byrondonalds.com/

Goss, Chauncey Porter (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://gossforcongress.com/

Kreegel, Paige (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.kreegel4congress.com/about/

Radel, Trey (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.treyradel.com/

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District 20: (NO REPUBLICAN running to face Incumbent DEM, Alcee Hastings in Nov.)

Randall, Terry (NPA)

Dutrow, Anthony M (WRI)

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DISTRICT 21: (NO REPUBLICAN running to face Incumbent DEM, Ted Deutch in Nov.)

Henao, Cesar (NPA)

Trout, W.Michael (NPA)

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DISTRICT 22: (Republican Adam Hasner faces DEM Primary Winner in November)

Hasner, Adam (R) - Unopposed Republican Candidate http://www.adamhasner.com/

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DISTRICT 23: (Rep. Primary Winner faces Unopposed Incumbent DEM, DebbieW.Schultz in Nov)

Bresso, Gineen (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://gineenbresso.com/

deFaria, Ozzie (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://ozzieforcongress.com/about-ozzie/

Garcia, Juan Eliel (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://juanelielforcongress.com/

Harrington, Karen (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.karenforcongress.com/

Kaufman, Joseph “Joe” (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.kaufmanforcongress.com/

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DISTRICT 24:

NO REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES RUNNING Incumbent DEM, Frederica Wilson has a DEM Primary challenger, Rudolph “Rudy” Moise.

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DISTRICT 25: (NO DEM candidate running in District 25)

Dia-Balart,Mario -(R)- Unopposed Incumbent Republican from former District 21
http://mariodiazbalart.house.gov/

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DISTRICT 26: (Republican Congressman Rivera faces DEM Primary Winner in Nov.)

Rivera, David (R) - Incumbent Republican from former District 25
http://rivera.house.gov/

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DISTRICT 27: (Republican Ros-Lehtinen faces Unopposed DEM, Manny Yevancey in Nov)

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R) - Incumbent Republican from former District 18
http://ros-lehtinen.house.gov/

3 posted on 06/24/2012 10:54:33 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

Bob Black has a website-
http://bobblackdistrict4.com/

I don’t think he stands a chance against a likely well funded incumbent.

The other Dist. 4 R challenger quite frankly sounded like a Democrat to me after reading her website.


4 posted on 06/24/2012 5:16:44 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: genetic homophobe
You are so right! I hope FL voters check out their county Judicial candidates. A good place to check to learn some about them is at each county Supervisor of Elections website.

http://election.dos.state.fl.us/SOE/supervisor_elections.shtml

5 posted on 06/24/2012 5:51:48 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: visualops

Thanks for finding his web site! I was going to check again but didn’t find one for him when I did for the other candidates.

And thanks for your feedback. Hoping many Freepers will share what they know about candidates in their particular ditricts.

Primary races are the time to try to elect the best Conservative to face the DEMRAT in November!


6 posted on 06/24/2012 5:55:34 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: visualops

I also know that even if some of our Conservative candidates are not as Conservative as we would like, we need to support them against the DEMS come November.

Once we get control of the Senate and keep the House and get a Conservative in our White House, we can then work on keeping tabs on the RiNOish Conservatives for future elections.

We just must get Obama and as many members of his gang out of office come November!


7 posted on 06/24/2012 6:00:46 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; All
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8 posted on 06/25/2012 4:48:31 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth
ORANGE COUNTY FREEPERS! Perhaps you can make this great Town Hall tonight!

You’re invited to a

Candidate Forum

for the office of Orange County

Tax Collector, Property Appraiser and Clerk of the Court, Supervisor of Elections
featuring Republican candidates:

Bill Donegan

Jim Duffy

Dan Fanelli

Jim Huckaba

Lydia Gardner (Invited)

Vicki Vargo

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Windermere Town Hall
520 Main Street, Windermere, FL 34786
Moderated by: Tico Perez

9 posted on 06/27/2012 1:00:56 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ..
BACKGROUND and WEBSITE links of Florida Republican candidates for US Senate.
Vote in the Florida Republican Primary on August 14, 2012!
Winner of this Senate candidate primary will face Senator Bill Nelson in November!

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Mack, Connie

Background tab: http://conniemack.com/

Website: http://conniemack.com/

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McCalister, Mike

Background tab:
http://mikemccalisterforsenate.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132&Itemid=227

Website: http://mikemccalisterforsenate.com/

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Stuart, Marielena

No background tab.

Website: http://www.marielenastuartforussenate2012.com/

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Weldon, Dave

Background tab: http://daveweldonforsenate.com/meet-dave/

Website: http://daveweldonforsenate.com/

10 posted on 07/11/2012 1:10:18 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks! The 10th is now the 13th but we still have CW Bill Young ... I’m betting he’s safe, for better or worse.

My feeling is that our efforts would best be directed toward booting Nelson out of the Senate.


11 posted on 07/11/2012 8:51:04 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ...
Yes, there are several changes in the incumbent districts! I was in Bill Young's district 10, but now in district 14. I also believe Bill Young is safe. I will be helping the Republican winner in District 14 to defeat Betty Castor in November!

Here is a great article which certainly points out the importance of our taking control of the Senate and keeping control of the House! Also great to send to every “Bush hater” we know!

This sure points out the importance of having control of the House and Senate! Also great to send to every “Bush hater” you know!

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/this-tells-the-story-why-bush-was-so-bad-at-the-end-of-his-term/question-2735257/

12 posted on 07/12/2012 5:59:35 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth
Somehow here in Seminole County FL we have to choose between Sandy Adams and John Mica.
I like them both and wish FL could keep both.
13 posted on 07/12/2012 6:33:35 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: seekthetruth
Dr. Dave Weldon was a good representative. He was in office 8 (?) years, and in that length of time, he only voted in a way different from what I would have maybe 3 times. He hasn't had the publicity the others have, but he would be a good senator. He knows the problems with ObamaCare, and has vowed to over-turn it.
14 posted on 07/12/2012 7:33:13 AM PDT by Humal
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks for this thread.We used to be represented by Ileana ros Lehtinen,she was really good as far as constituent sevices go.
Don’t know who we have now in the Keys.


15 posted on 07/12/2012 9:02:41 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: DeaconRed; All
Don't blame you. Sure many in your District 7 like both Sandy Adams and John Mica. Be sure to check to make sure you are still in District 7. If you voted for Sandy Adams in 2010 you were in District 24. John Mica was also in District 7 in 2010.

The easy way for everyone in FL to check their Congressional District for 2012 is to go to your County Supervisor of Elections website and put in your address to check your Congressional District. District lines cross through more than one County, to your address is the only way to know your District for sure. Here is the link. Just click on your particular County.

http://election.dos.state.fl.us/SOE/supervisor_elections.shtml

16 posted on 07/12/2012 10:25:07 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

I too was under Young. I met him a few times, seemed affable enough, but he’s def. one of those lifetimers that should probably be rotated out. I know a few people who’ve tried to run against him, but he’s got a real campaign machine behind him.

I lucked out and found myself under Bilirakis, who I absolutely adore as a Representative. Very happy about that.


17 posted on 07/12/2012 10:35:32 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Humal; patriotgal1787; All
Yes, Dave Weldon does have a very good background. I could be wrong but believe Weldon entered the race later than Connie Mack did. Mack has a large list of endorsements from the GOP so guess he believes he is the ultimate winner of the Primary. Perhaps that is why Mack has decided not to enter a debate with the other three candidates, McCalister, Stuart and Weldon.

See here:
http://daveweldonforsenate.com/videos/#!prettyPhoto/-1/

18 posted on 07/12/2012 10:38:27 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth
Let's not forget the STATE HOUSE & SENATE elections! A good friend of mine is running for the seat in the newly created district 115. His name is Eugenio Perez and he's a former Marine and US Marshal, but he retired from the Federal Dept. of Corrections. He's led prison SWAT teams in (IIRC) three states. Great guy. He's a teacher, now. That's what we need in state government: A CONSERVATIVE EDUCATOR IN THE LEGISLATURE.
19 posted on 07/12/2012 11:08:31 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: rodguy911
Thanks for this thread. We used to be represented by Ileana ros Lehtinen,she was really good as far as constituent services go.
Don’t know who we have now in the Keys.

See my post #3 for info on District changes. If you voted for Lehtinen in 2010 you were in FL District 18. She is now running in District 27 and is unopposed. She will face DEM Manny Yevancey in November.

Perhaps your Congressional District is now District 27. Check at this link below. Click on your County (Monroe?)and put your address in at your Supervisor Of Elections website. Your District and Precinct information is there.
You may still be in Lehitinen’s District, and if so your new voter card will say District 27. Hubby and I went from District 10 to District 14!

http://election.dos.state.fl.us/SOE/supervisor_elections.shtml

20 posted on 07/12/2012 11:17:54 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth
ELECT EUGENIO PEREZ FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 115 !
21 posted on 07/12/2012 11:18:52 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks very much.


22 posted on 07/12/2012 4:58:58 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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bookmark


23 posted on 07/13/2012 6:28:06 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A right can't come at the expense of another" ~ Walter Williams)
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To: rarestia
Yes, I agree it is time for Bill Young to retire! He has been a popular Republican, however. He did become more of a spender of late. Last time around there was word he might retire in 2012, but see he is not. Probably good so his seat will be safe.

Those who live in Pinellas might want to check out the candidate vetting that was done by the South Pinellas 9/12. Their recommendations are at this link.
http://thecandidatescorner.com/candidates_2012.html

24 posted on 07/13/2012 7:06:56 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: ExSoldier

Thanks for the information! We DO need to elect fine Conservatives to the Florida House and Senate!

I hope more Florida Freepers will post information about the Primary candidates running for our State House and Senate with links to their websites.

I will be working on a list of candidates who have been vetted by various grassroots groups throughout the state. The link I posted of the South Pinellas 9/12 Group shows their recomendations. They vetted Judges too.


25 posted on 07/13/2012 7:13:59 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

Apparently the Romney camp is vetting him for a VP slot! Have you seen that?

Like I said, I’m glad I’m under Bilirakis now.


26 posted on 07/13/2012 8:01:33 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ...

No, I did not hear about the Romney camp vetting Bilirakis for possible VP position. There sure has been a lot of different Republicans in the news concerning being vetted for VP! Latest bein Condi Rice, which I do not believe will come to pass.

In case anyone is interested, here are the dates the Florida Republican candidates for US Senate filed their paperwork to run in the Republican Primary.

————————— Date filed:- Date Qualified: ——Method:
Mike McCalister—— 09/21/2010 - Qualified:06/04/12 - Pd.Fee
Marielena Stuart—— 08/12/2011 - Qualified:06/04/12 - Pd.Fee
Dave Weldon-——— 05/23/2012 - Qualified:06/04/12 - Pd.Fee
Connie Mack-——— 06/04/2012 - Qualified:06/04/12 - Pd.Fee

Note: The qualifying fee had to be in by 06/04/12, and each candidate qualified on that date.

Colonel Mike McCalister filed first and my hubby and I had the honor of meeting him soon after that. I hope ALL Republican voters in FL will check out each candidate and give their support to their favorite. Mine is still Colonel Mike McCalister.

As I have said before, I will give my full support to whomever wins the Republican Primary to face Bill Nelson in November!


27 posted on 07/14/2012 11:18:22 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; rarestia; mickie
This is the time of the election year time-cycle when the name of every state's favorite son or daughter is thrown out by the GOP campaign machinery as a potential Veep candidate.

This allows second and third tier elected officials and other pols in many different states to get their names into the media, get into the spotlight, take bows, issue statements, raise some money and generally get their persona out there in public as someone who is really to be saluted and remembered because they're "being seriously considered for the Vice-Presidential spot on the upcoming ballot".

This phenomenom happens as regularly as the monsoon season in the tropics. You can bet every state is experiencing this age-old political routine as more than a few favorite congressmen, governors or mayors are being touted as "Veep material" on local TV and in area newspapers.

In short, many are ostensibly "called", but only one is chosen. It's all part of the game...but rather a nice game.

BTW, the Bilirakis' are an outstanding American family, conservative to the core, never any scandal, just service. Gus's dad, Mike Bilirakis, was my congressman for many years. He was a close friend of one of my political compadres and mentors, Cong. Henry Hyde of Illinois, the renowned pro-life advocate and enthusiastic singer of Irish songs in a local pub where the pols were wont to drop in now and then.

These men, one retired, one passed away, along with today's candidate, young Bilirakis, are the kind of public servants rarely seen today. I'll be casting my conservative vote for Gus Bilirakis on election day....with the greatest of pride and pleasure.

Leni

28 posted on 07/14/2012 12:07:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal; All
Lucky you friend! And glad that Gus Bilirakis will remain in Congress!

Just received this info about Rep.Sandy Adams. Good action by Congresswoman Sandy Adams!

http://washingtonexaminer.com/rep.-adams-agency-spent-3-5m-on-disney-world-conference/article/2502018

29 posted on 07/14/2012 4:17:27 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

We are supporting Col. McCallister too.


30 posted on 07/14/2012 5:45:16 PM PDT by jch10 (Fail to the Chief!)
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To: jch10; Ex-NewYorker; Jacvin; neilevan; P. J. F.; proudcitizenbychoice; CRA-TOP POOCH; liberty75; ...
SOUTH FLORIDA VOTERS!

There is a debate tomorrow night, Wednesday July 18th, between the Republican Primary candidates for Congress in District 23.

DISTRICT 23: (Rep. Primary Winner faces Unopposed Incumbent DEM, DebbieW.Schultz in Nov)

Bresso, Gineen (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://gineenbresso.com/

deFaria, Ozzie (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://ozzieforcongress.com/about-ozzie/

Garcia, Juan Eliel (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://juanelielforcongress.com/

Harrington, Karen (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.karenforcongress.com/

Kaufman, Joseph “Joe” (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://www.kaufmanforcongress.com/

The event is sponsored by South Florida Conservative, and moderated by Marcos Sendon.

When: Wednesday, July 18 @7pm
Where: David’s Cafe II
1654 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, Florida

31 posted on 07/17/2012 9:41:26 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; All
Heroes Vote Initiative: http://www.heroesvote.org/

Look at the first link below and see the states that are on the All Star List. The states in dark blue are those who have made great gains in making sure our military members are receiving their absentee ballots on time and able to cast their vote in elections. If you know folks who are living in states that are not on the list, let them know that they need to get active with their County Supervisor of elections to make sure all military members from your county receive information on time so they can cast their votes in our upcoming elections.

http://www.heroesvote.org/all-star-states/

Happy to say, our Sunshine State is on the All Star List!

http://www.heroesvote.org/all-star-states/florida/

32 posted on 07/17/2012 8:36:06 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; ..
Hey Florida Freepers,

Only 12 more days to our Florida Primary Election! Any interesting information you have about Primary candidates in your District would be great to post on this thread.

My hubby and I have chosen our favorites who will get our votes in our District 14 Primary. Wonder if anyone in our 26 other Districts have learned about the candidates running and have made their decision on who they are voting for?

As for the Senate Candidate Primary, we have the choices of Mack, McCalister, Stuart, or Weldon. My favorite, as I have mentioned previously is Mike McCalister. However, as I have also stated, I will give my full support to whomever wins the Republican Primary to face Bill Nelson in November!

33 posted on 08/02/2012 6:35:01 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: All
A question for social-conservatives only..??????????????

WHO IS MORE CONSERVATIVE ON SOCIAL MORAL VALUES Of these two?

************ DISTRICT 14: (Republican Primary Winner faces Unopposed Incumbent DEM, Betty Castor)

Adams, Jr. Eddie (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://adamsforcongress.org/

Otero, Evelio “EJ” (R) - Republican Primary Challenger http://ejoteroforcongress.com/ ************

34 posted on 08/02/2012 8:20:09 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: All
Thank you, I have decided:

from Mr. Adams website:

...Family Values I believe that we, as a nation, must never forget that our rights come from God Almighty, and that the Judeo-Christian values that have sustained humanity for millennia; marriage between a man and a woman, respect for life, and a common sense of right and wrong, should be reflected in our government....

Mr. Otero, does not even mention these issues..

I will vote for Mr. Adams.

35 posted on 08/02/2012 8:38:49 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: seekthetruth

Voting for McCalister in the Primaries, but I think we all know that Mack’s gonna win.

Did anyone else hear the latest “bash” against Mack by Nelson? He’s accusing him of promoting the Hooters restaurant chain and being an abusive drunk.

My question: why is Nelson lambasting someone for promoting a business that got its start in the Tampa Bay area, and why does it matter that Mack’s a boozer? An overwhelming majority of politicians are alcoholics.


36 posted on 08/03/2012 5:33:58 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ElPatriota; All

James and I are voting for Otero and will do so with great pride!

We were in Bill Young’s district, but now have the chance to help get rid of Betty Castor! That will be fun and oh how I want to see Florida’s 6 REMAINING members of the US House voted out of office!!


37 posted on 08/03/2012 6:01:50 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: genetic homophobe

I attended the FL Congressional dist 23 debate tonight and got some important info. Anyone who is in state house dist 100 can vote in the dem primary as there are no write ins or pubbies in the race so in reality the election IS the primary. This give us an opportunity in a unique race as turnout is going to poor on the dem side. Sheldon Lisbon was presented to us a fairly centrist dem
http://www.sheldonlisbon2012.com/ as compared to his opponent Joe Gibbons http://joegibbons2012.com/ who marches lockstep with the Won.


38 posted on 08/03/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: seekthetruth
Awhile ago I noticed there was no mention of the 2nd Amendment on Weldon's official site and I emailed him the question that essentially said if he wasn't speaking about the critical importance of the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights, why should I vote for him as a life member of the NRA and an NRA certified Instructor for these last 25 years? To my surprise he emailed me back personally and apologized. He said he'd directed the campaign staff to rectify this oversight and lo ..... THEY DID. I have a lot more respect for this guy now. I may well vote for him.
39 posted on 08/05/2012 12:43:10 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: seekthetruth
Attention West Palm Beach, FL Freepers!

Pelosi backs Mayor Lois Frankle for Congress!

http://www.bizpacreview.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.details&ArticleId=760484&returnTo=michele-kirk

40 posted on 08/08/2012 4:34:41 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth
This of course is concerning he General Election in November!

PLEASE SEND TO ANY MILITARY FAMILIES YOUR KNOW OF AND ALSO TO ANY WEBSITES OF ANY MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS YOU HAPPEN TO VISIT. THANKS!

Getting Election Ready
Friends,

It is absolutely critical that our military voters request their absentee ballots now.

If you have active duty friends or loved ones, please forward this email to them immediately. They can register to vote and request an absentee ballot here.
http://www.heroesvote.org/election-ready/ It only takes a few minutes!

Many states have recently changed their election laws to eliminate ballot requests from previous elections. If there is any uncertainty, it is better to be safe than sorry. Request one now.

Thanks again for your support and assistance.

Sincerely,

Eric Eversole | Founder & Executive Director
Military Voter Protection Project
http://mvpproject.org/

41 posted on 08/08/2012 2:23:26 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; Matchett-PI; M Kehoe; shuck and yall; FreeMason126; gmcjeep; Jessica-The-First; ...
ATTENTION ORANGE COUNTY, FL FREEPERS!

*****************
Dan Fanelli
for Orange County Supervisor of Elections

Dear Fellow Motivated Voters, Friends, and Supporters,

Time to rally the troops for our next Orange County Supervisor of Elections!
“Early Voting” is going on now, and what a Great opportunity to Wave Signs
and get Dan Fanelli’s name in the public eye.
Do you have time to join us to wave signs at the “Early Voter” location nearest you,
... or place signs in high-visibility owner-approved yards?
If so please, contact us at our campaign email address: fanelli@ocfordan.com
so we know who can help and when they are available.
A 2-hour shift is normal, but any amount of time will be appreciated.
Let us hear from you soon because “Early Voting” ends Saturday at 7pm (Early Voting hours: 10am to 7pm). Also, we are looking for volunteers to signup and hold yard signs on Aug 14th, so that the Primary Election Day voters will be familiar with Dan Fanelli’s name, ... and remember him at the General Election on Nov 6th.

Since there are only 10 Early Voting locations (open 10am-7pm), it is much easier to cover these locations this week, than the many polling places open throughout the county that we will try to cover on August 14th (open 7am-7pm)... and also on November 6th.

For the “Early Voting” locations open now through Saturday, please select a convenient location from the list below:
Alafaya Branch Library
Apopka Community center & VFW
Orlando Public Library
South Creek Branch Library
Southeast Branch Library
Southwest Branch Library
Supervisor of Elections Office
Washington Park Branch Library
West Oaks Branch Library
Winter Park Branch Library

Please join us and help us in this important effort. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Committee to Elect Dan Fanelli
for Orange County Supervisor of Elections
407 963-8339
http://www.ocfordan.com/

42 posted on 08/09/2012 10:28:01 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: LADY J
I also live in Pinellas County, but in District 14. These are the candidates I voted for in my Pinellas district 14:
If you have any questions as to why my husband and I voted for these candidates, just FreepMail me and ask.

U.S. Senate: Mike McCalister
U.S. House: Evelio
Sheriff: Bob Gualtieri
Circuit Judge-6th gp;15: Bill Burgess
gp:31: Brian Battaglia
gp:45: Agnes Theresa McCabe
County Judge - gp:2: Cathy Ann McKyton
School Board - Dist 1: Shelly Ladd Gilbert
Dist 7: Glenton Gilzean
Party Offices: State Committee: Tony DiMattero
State Committee: Narda Enander

43 posted on 08/10/2012 8:42:48 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; Yulee; Flpoop; BA63; ..

FLORIDA FREEPERS,

For those of us in Florida who do not visit our Florida FR Board, I had started this thread a while back. Some FL Freepers are now asking for suggestions as to whom to vote for in their Primary districts, and posting on the FR Florida board. I have asked those Freepers to post on this thread so more Florida Freepers might see their questions and reply before Tuesday.

Please check this thread over the weekend to see if someone might be looking for info concerning candidates in your particular district. Thanks!


44 posted on 08/10/2012 9:04:39 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; All
REMINDER!

For those Forida voters who might not have checked your county Supervisor Of Elections websites!

Your Congressional District may have changed. That could also mean your voting Precinct may have also changed. My Congressional District changed from District 10 to District 14, but just so happens my voting Precinct did not change.

Be sure to check your Congressional District at this site.
Click on your county which will take you to your County Supervisor of Elections website. Then find your sample ballot, possible District changes, and Precinct location by putting in your address. It will then lead you to any changes and give you a copy of your ballot as it will appear when you go to vote on Tuesday. Here is the link:

http://election.dos.state.fl.us/SOE/supervisor_elections.asp

45 posted on 08/10/2012 9:13:49 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

Any Pinellas county FReepers with a line on the Gualtieri/Rice sheriff’s race? TEA Party support Gualtieri (incumbent), but NRA supports Rice.

I’m inclined toward Rice, personally.


46 posted on 08/10/2012 9:16:17 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper

I'm compiling a list of FReepers interested in Florida-related topics.
If you want to be added, please FReepMail me.

47 posted on 08/10/2012 9:53:03 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower

I would like to be added. Thanks


48 posted on 08/10/2012 10:02:49 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: LADY J
You've been added. $:-)
49 posted on 08/10/2012 10:09:52 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: seekthetruth; Chigirl 26; I still care
I need conservative recommendations for the New Port Richey area......

Property Appraiser.....Price or Wells
Supt. Schools......Benson, Browning or Fiorentino
County Commissioner Dist. 1......Oakley, O'Connor or Schrader
County Commissioner Dist. 3......Evans, Gregg, Griffin, King or Starkey
County Judge, Group 2......Grey, Hanlon, Poblick or Vergos
School Bd. Member Dist. 2......Hurley or Stephenson

I have a substantial number of neighbors and friends who are awaiting my recommendations. I was up north for almost two years due to illness in my family.....and I have absolutely little to no knowledge of these more local candidates.

Thanks, Leni/MinuteGal

50 posted on 08/10/2012 10:13:01 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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