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Kalimnios' focus is energy independence



Candidate for the 9th Congressional District John “Johnny K” Kalimnios says he has come up with some answers for reducing American dependence on foreign oil.

The 42-year-old father of two issued a recent press release that outlines his ideas, including hydrogren from water, methanol from human refuse materials and He3+Deuterium Fusion. (Don't know what that is? Kalimnios says to check out his Web site at

In the release, Kalimnios also criticizes his opponents, Republican incumbent Gus Bilirakis (for his position on offshore drilling) and Democrat Bill Mitchell (because of his past experience as an attorney who litigated against oil companies). The title of his press release? "Drill, Baby, Drill, or Sue, Baby, Sue?"

Kalimnios, a retired police officer and business owner, said he has put a year of research into the plan.

Rita Farlow, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:37am]


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