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Senate leaders get behind John Legg's campaign



On Monday Rep. John Legg's Senate campaign got an endorsement from incoming Speaker Will Weatherford. On Tuesday, incumbent Sen. Jim Norman dropped his re-election bid. Legg's friend Sen. Mike Fasano said he is "definitely the favorite" to win the Hillsborough-Pasco seat.

Need more evidence that Legg is the GOP's favored candidate? Five top Repbulican senators just released an endorsement. Legg won backing from: incoming President Don Gaetz, Sen. Andy Gardiner (the man who will take over two years later), and Sens. Jack Latvala, Joe Negron and John Thrasher.

"Our endorsement of John Legg is an affirmation of what his community has already recognized: In John Legg, the people of Pasco and Hillsborough counties have found a successful and committed advocate for conservative values," the statement reads.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:30pm]


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