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Speaker Cretul endorses Kurt Kelly in Congressional District 8



Florida House Speaker Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, has endorsed Kurt Kelly in the GOP primary against incumbent Congressman Alan Grayson, D-Orlando. "Kurt Kelly is a passionate, very articulate conservative that has worked hard in the Florida Legislature to grow our economy and create jobs in Central Florida," Cretul said in a statement.

Kelly is a state rep from Ocala and faces the same challenge as Cretul, who flirted with the idea of a run: The district is largely in Orlando. Grayson has also amassed a big war chest as the GOP has struggled to find a leading challenger.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:19pm]


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