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Legg backs Gregg in Pasco primary



House District 36 candidate Chris Gregg picked up state Sen. John Legg's endorsement this week after House Speaker Will Weatherford announced his support for the New Port Richey Republican last week.

"Chris Gregg has demonstrated a commitment to service as an (Air Force) veteran," Legg, R-Lutz, said in a statement Friday. "As a small business owner, Chris knows firsthand just what it takes to spur job creation and grow our local economy. I’m excited to support his bid for state representative."

Gregg, a Republican, is challenging Jim Mathieu, chairman of Pasco's Republican Party, in the Aug. 26 primary to take on Rep. Amanda Murphy, D-New Port Richey.

"Senator Legg is a true leader in Pasco County and has been a champion for education reform in the state Senate," Gregg said. "Having the support of such a trusted leader is a huge boost to our campaign and continues to demonstrate the growing momentum and support we are picking up as each day passes."

[Last modified: Friday, July 25, 2014 5:01pm]


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