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Don’t forget this gem from soon-to-be AG candidate Holly Benson

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Holly Benson, secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration, was interviewed in July on WFSU, with reporter Margie Menzel for Florida on the Line.

When asked whether the economic downturn would create a downward spiral on people’s health, Benson said she disagreed.

“Just because you’re poor doesn’t mean you’re unhealthy; it just means you have a lot more time to go running,” Benson said. An edited version is here. (Thanks to Sticks of Fire, which first pointed out the comments.) Originally reported by Adam Smith of The St. Petersburg Times.

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