Tea Party Candidate Now Likely Winner In Florida Congressional Race
Bill Quick

Curt Clawson wins Republican nomination in Florida special election

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:

Tea party candidate Curt Clawson wins Republican primary to replace former Rep. Trey Radel

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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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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