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Beruff picks up a straw poll victory in Hernando County



After watching Marco Rubio tout straw poll wins in Orlando, Tampa, Lakeland and Sarasota over the last week, Republican Carlos Beruff finally has his own victory to celebrate.

In Hernando County on Wednesday, Beruff won a straw poll held by the Timber Pines Republican Club with 62 out of 81 votes cast.

Beruff, a Manatee County homebuilder who has spent over $8 million on television ads in his campaign against Rubio, has been well behind the incumbent Senator in earlier public polling. There are 26 days until the Aug. 30 Republican Primary.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2016 6:20pm]


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