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Franks aims again for Senate District 3



Suzan_franks Citrus County Democrat Suzan Franks is taking another shot at Senate District 3. Franks said today that she filed for the seat, captured by Republican Charlie Dean in a June special election. Dean has already filed for re-election.

The seat was up because Nancy Argenziano was named to the Public Service Commission. Dean, backed with a huge campaign account, easily defeated Franks to hold the seat for the GOP. But he must run again in 2008.

"In the June special election, time and money were against me. Fortunately, this time I now have fourteen months to compete," Franks said. "I will travel the district, running a traditional, grassroots campaign, to get my message directly to the voters. I will have the time, and I will raise enough money, to make sure the voters know they will have a better choice in the general election."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:02pm]


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