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Democrat aims for Sen. Carlton's seat

Bentleymorgan05_2 Morgan Bentley, a Democrat who is president of the Sarasota Bar Association, announced today that he will run for the Florida Senate seat being vacated by term-limited Lisa Carlton, R-Sarasota.

"Too often our legislators are distracted by ideological politics, putting too much focus on conservative versus liberal, right versus left," Bentley said in a statement. "I will put partisan politics aside and instead concentrate on common-sense solutions to the challenges facing our State."

Two Republicans are also seeking the seat, former Rep. Nancy Detert and Rep. Michael Grant.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:57am]


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