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McKone to challenge Peter Nehr in House Distict 48



Democrat Tom McKone plans to challenge Republican House District 48 incumbent Peter Nehr in 2010. McKone, president of Healthcare Recruiters International of Central Florida, sits on the executive board of the Tarpon Springs Democratic Club.

In a news release, McKone characterized Nehr as a "business as usual" politician who is only visible when elections are nearing.

"We cannot expect our seniors and the hard working residents of District 48 to pay for the legislative mistakes of the past," McKone said in the release. "We need a responsible businessman to help force our legislators to make the hard choices necessary to stabilize our State's economic woes and stimulate job creation."

Will Van Sant, Times Staff Writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:43am]


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