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Radel's $250 drug buy to cost Florida taxpayers $1.5 million



The $250 "8-ball" of cocaine that brought down Trey Radel will cost taxpayers significantly more.

A special election in Lee and Collier counties will cost about $1.5 million, according to the Naples Daily News. The primary, which will likely decide the outcome in the GOP heavy district, is set for April 22.  Candidates include Paige Kreegel, a former state representative, and Curt Clawson, a former Purdue basketball player who is trying to gain name ID with an ad during the Super Bowl. Look this week for state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto to make a move.

[Last modified: Sunday, February 2, 2014 2:55pm]


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