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More bad news for Gershom Faulkner



State Sen. Charlie Justice told members of the Suncoast Tiger Bay group Wednesday that he's no longer endorsing Gershom Faulkner's candidacy for St. Petersburg City Council, according to people who were at the monthly lunch gathering.

Justice, D-St. Petersburg, said he withdrew his support after learning of Faulkner's belief that being gay is a "lifestyle" choice, according to Manish K. Mishra, a member of the Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County who attended the meeting. Justice follows state Reps. Bill Heller and Rick Kriseman, who similarly yanked their endorsements.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:23am]


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