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Daniel Webster defeats Justin Grabelle in CD 11

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Daniel Webster defeated Justin Grabelle in the Republican Primary for Florida’s 11th Congressional District. Webster won by taking 59 percent of the vote to Grabelle’s 41 percent. Webster will now take on Democrat Dave Koller and independent Bruce Ray Riggs in November. Although Webster has served in the House for the past six years, this is his first run for office in CD 11, a vast district which includes parts of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. He has been serving in Florida’s 10th Congressional District,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.30.16 – Election Day questions

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Primary Election Day is here, finally, for those of us who care. Because that isn’t close to the majority of registered voters in Florida. Going into today, the turnout by percentage via early and absentee voting here in Hillsborough County where I’m located was lower than it turned out to be in 2012, which Congresswoman Kathy Castor says is disappointing. We’re talking below 20 percent, folks. Whether that percentage might increase if the election weren’t held in the last week of August…

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NRA backs Daniel Webster in CD 11 race

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The National Rifle Association is supporting Daniel Webster in the race for Florida’s 11th Congressional District seat. “On behalf of our five million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Daniel Webster in the August 30, 2016 primary in the 11thCongressional District. We thank him for his steadfast support of the Second Amendment and his dedication to defending the rights of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen,” said NRA-PVF Chairman Chris Cox in a statement. The…

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Daniel Webster goes up with third ad in his race for CD 11 seat

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Daniel Webster, the GOP Representative from the Orlando area who is now running this summer for the GOP nomination in the 11th Congressional District, is up on the air with his televised commercial of the campaign season. The ad features what Webster says is Washington’s excessive spending ways. “I am committed to opposing legislation that irresponsibly spends taxpayer money,” Webster says. “I’ve cosponsored a balanced budget amendment and opposed budgets that violate our spending caps. My commitment is to do everything I can to bring…

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Hmmm … David Jolly raising money for challenger to incumbent Republican Dan Webster

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As the year of the outsider – think Donald Trump – political partisanship could very well be a casualty of the 2016 election cycle. Take Congressman David Jolly, for example. On Tuesday, the Pinellas County Republican is listed as the special guest for a “friend-raising” luncheon event for Justin Grabelle, who faces longtime U.S. Rep. Dan Webster in the race for Florida’s 11th Congressional District. Grabelle had served as Chief of Staff for Rep. Rich Nugent, whose seat he is…

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Justin Grabelle puts his first TV ad up in CD 11 race

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Justin Grabelle is going up with his first television ad in his campaign to win Florida’s 11th Congressional District. The 34-year-old former chief-of-staff to outgoing CD 11 incumbent Rich Nugent is in an extremely competitive Republican primary campaign against Daniel Webster.  Webster currently represents Florida’s 10th Congressional District, but opted to run in CD 11 once redistricting made his chances of re-election virtually nil this fall. CD 11 includes Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties. In the ad, called “It’s Personal,” Grabelle references his personal…

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Daniel Webster goes up with first TV ad in his battle to win CD 11

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Daniel Webster, the three-term Republican U.S. Representative from Central Florida now running in Congressional District 11, is going on the air with his first television ad of the election cycle. The ad, called, “Getting Things Done,” highlights Webster’s battle to fix the nation’s capital, and he says, return power back to the people. “Want to know why Washington is broken?” Webster asks in the ad, which begins with a shot of him driving a slightly beat-up pickup truck. “Because they’re blinded…

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