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Don’t look now but Bill Heller has a serious opponent in House District 52

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I’d be the last person to complain that the campaign season has begun to early, but, jeez, it’s more than six months before the November and, already, the first 4′ x 3′ sign is dotting the cityscape.

Republican newcomer Connie Deneault, whose campaign raised a surprisingly strong $52,000 last quarter and launched a smart-looking website, has put up the first sign of the local legislative campaign cycle.  Look for Deneault to run a sharp campaign, even if he is up against a popular incumbent in Bill Heller; Deneault’s campaign has retained the services of uber-consultants Randy Enwright and Jim Rimes.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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