Businessman Curt Clawson won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Florida’s 19th district Tuesday, a giant step toward becoming a member of Congress in the heavily conservative district.
Clawson, who loaned his campaign nearly $2.7 million of his own money through early April, defeated three other candidates in a special primary election: State Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto, businessman Michael Dreikorn and former state representative Paige Kreegel.
WaPo performs its usual even-handed, non-biased post-mortem of the race. Oddly enough, though, the rag left out something some might find both interesting and important:
Clawson pitched himself as an outsider against more established candidates and was embraced by the tea party. He poured more than $2 million into television ads. In one, the former Purdue basketball player challenged President Barack Obama to a three-point contest.
Odd how those “horrible losers” of the Tea Party just keep on winning, isn’t it? I wonder how much money the Gentry GOP poured into this race trying to shut him out?
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