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Eric Lynn wins endorsement from Florida NOW PAC in HD 68

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The political action committee for Florida NOW (National Organization for Women) has endorsed Eric Lynn for the Florida State House District 68 in St Petersburg. NOW Pinellas chapters also announced support for Lynn.

“NOW Florida is proud to endorse Eric Lynn for Florida State House District 68.  We know Eric Lynn will continue to the fight for rights for women and families as our State Representative, just as he always has.” said Ruth Whitney, Pinellas NOW Elections Chair.

“NOW Florida has all the confidence that Eric Lynn will make a great Representative in House District 68 and we truly appreciate his past and continued support for women.” said Terry Sanders, President of Florida NOW.

“I am honored to have earned the support of NOW and of so many women across Pinellas County,” replied Lynn a statement issued out by his campaign on Monday. “The people of Pinellas can count on me to continue to fight for our families, equality for women and to defend a women’s right to choose.”

Lynn is running against attorney Ben Diamond in the HD 68 Democratic primary that takes place on Aug.30.

Lynn also was endorsed this weekend by the Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County, as was Diamond.

However, Diamond’s campaign sent out a press release early Monday making no mention of the fact that it was a joint endorsement.

“I’d like to thank the Stonewall Democrats for their endorsement and I look forward to continuing to fight for LBGT rights as I have throughout my career, like when I was part of the team at the Pentagon that ended ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,'” Lynn told FloridaPolitics.com Monday afternoon.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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