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Congrats to state Sen. Joe Negron



Negron Republican former state Rep. Joe Negron won the special election to succeed Ken Pruitt in the state senate tonigt. No big surprise that he beat a perennial candidate, Bill Ramos, whom he outspent at least 14-to-one, but a win is a win and this district did not have to be a GOP lock.

State GOP chairman Jim Greer: “I am pleased to congratulate Joe Negron on his election to the Florida |Senate. His overwhelming victory in a battleground district that President Obama carried is a tribute to his solid reputation as a talented and |qualified statesman and devout servant of the people. I am confident that Senator Negron will work diligently with Republican leaders in the Florida Senate to carry on the legacy of Republican leadership in this district."

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:55pm]


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