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NRA endorses Richard Corcoran in House 45 race



Here's another endorsement in the House 45 race, this time the National Rifle Association and Unified  Sportsmen of Florida for candidate Richard Corcoran.

The group announced support for Corcoran, one of three Republicans running for the seat that represents parts of Pinellas and Pasco counties.

"We are urging our members, and all citizens who support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to put freedom first ,and work to help elect Richard Corcoran to the Florida House of Representatives where he can help protect our strong tradition of freedom and these core issues and values," said Marion Hammer, NRA Past President and Unified Sportsmen of Florida Executive Director, in a statement.

Corcoran, a lawyer whose primary client is Pasco Sheriff Bob White, is running against Pasco School board member Kathryn Starkey and business owner and radio show host Fabian Calvo of Clearwater.

Corcoran and Starkey, in particular, have spent much of the year racking up endorsements from various groups and prominent leaders.

Starkey announced last week she had won the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, Pinellas Lodge 43.

--Jodie Tillman, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:41pm]


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