Skip to comments.Florida GOP Primary Big Win for Rand Paul, Political 'Outsiders'
Posted on 04/24/2014 11:37:27 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
Businessman Curt Clawson's easy win on Tuesday for the GOP nomination in Florida's 19th Congressional District resonated beyond the borders of the upscale, safely Republican district.
With results nearly final, first-time candidate Clawson rolled up 38 percent of the vote to 26 percent for state Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto and 25 percent for former state Rep. Paige Kreegel.
Along with fueling the candidacies elsewhere of fellow businesspeople-candidates and "anti-politicians," Clawson's primary win in the district vacated by GOP Rep. Trey Radel who resigned after pleading guilty to cocaine possession is also a boost for a likely presidential bid by Rand Paul in 2016.
Paul's strong endorsement of Clawson came as Huckabee and Palin were coming out for Benacquisto seemingly strange, as the former governors of Arkansas and Alaska are more frequently aligned with outsider instead of establishment candidates.
On April 2, five leaders of tea party organizations from Southwest Florida wrote a strongly worded open letter to Palin voicing their disappointment with her endorsement of Benacquisto.
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More of a loss for Jeb Bush and Huckabee.
Anyone who runs on men being bullies should lose a GOP primary.
So is it done, or is there a runoff?
I wonder if Lizbeth is willing to primary Rubio and risk demotion in the state Senate leadership.
Benacquisto is female and Palin fell into gender solidarity here. Not a good idea.
Benacquisto is female and Palin fell into gender solidarity here. Not a good idea”
Same deal here in GA. Palin pushing the female moderate Handel while we are tyring to get a real conservative Paul Broun elected. She’s not helping.
Nope and nope.
Good people can disagree.
Can you not acknowledge that someone came to a different conclusion than you ... without demonizing them with sexist clap trap?
Put your Big Boys and Girls Pants on and disagree without namecalling.
We ARE on the same side and we WILL have disagreements. Please learn to hold these two truths in your mind at the same time.
What are you even talking about? Try to sober up and make sense. Eric Erickson is friends with Karen Handel and he admits she’s a moderate. Its not a big secret.
I voted for Handel in the GOP primary in 2010 for GA governer. I knew she wasn’t ultra conservative but she was better than Nathan Deal. She lost.
Now 4 years later she’s not better than Paul Broun.
I hate to break the bad news to you but Sarah Palin is racking up a track record of endorsing RINO’s. McCain, Flake and Ayotte jump to mind. Now she’s sticking her nose into the GA senate race and backing a mododerate. I don’t like it. Get it? I’m not trying to get along with you. I don’t care about you. I care about electing the most conservative candidate possible to the Senate.