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Rod in Bense country. Bense not happy.



The Republican Party of Florida today passed on the following from outgoing Speaker of the House Allan Bense, R-Panama City. (The tone and wording seems out of character for Bense but ... )

“Frankly, it is surprising to see Rod Smith turn up in Northwest Florida, after he moved his campaign headquarters to Broward County and so very far to the left. Not a mere bricks and mortar change, Smith’s move south to appease left-wing liberals clearly indicates that he has also shifted his focus—from his ‘North Florida roots’ to a radical South Florida liberal Democratic crowd that represents itself, not mainstream Florida."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:07pm]


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