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Palm Harbor Republican Nehr wins third term in state House

Peter Nehr, R-Palm Harbor, easily won a third and final term as the state House District 48 representative.

Nehr beat Tom McKone, D-East Lake and East Lake Fire District Commission chairman.

Nehr captured more than 60 percent of the vote, quite a turnabout from his first two campaigns for the House. Nehr, 58, narrowly won with 51 percent of the vote both times.

"There are a lot of people who like the way I vote," Nehr said. "I am, pro business, individual responsibility and the fact that I'm independent enough to vote my conscience and do what I think is right for the constituency and the citizens of Florida."

During the campaign, McKone, 59, pointed to the massive amount of money Nehr raised.

"All my contributions came from individuals in the district and his came from outside and Tallahassee," McKone said Tuesday night. "I feel good about our effort."

Nehr raised $221,354.54 during the campaign — more than six times as much as McKone's $35,974.41.

Palm Harbor Republican Nehr wins third term in state House 11/02/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 9:20pm]
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