Five more state legislators endorse George LeMieux for US Senate

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George LeMieux today announced five legislative endorsements, making a total of 26 state legislators supporting LeMieux in his race for US Senate. The most recent endorsements include State Representatives Ed Hooper, Bryan Nelson, Jimmy Patronis, Keith Perry, and Ana Rivas-Logan.

“Our campaign is picking up great momentum,” said George LeMieux. “Elected officials from across Florida are throwing their support to our campaign to win the primary and defeat Bill Nelson. I know we have a great team and with their support we’ll be victorious in November.”

“The Republican Primary for the US Senate is now a zero sum game and George is gaining strong momentum,” said Brian Seitchik, LeMieux Campaign Manager.  “This is the latest example of opinion leaders across the state supporting George because of his strong Senate record of small government and fiscal responsibility. The groundswell of support we’ve received is both inspiring and humbling and we are prepared to take on Bill Nelson and win back the Senate in November.”

Representative Ed Hooper – R-Clearwater: “I am proud to support Senator LeMieux in his bid to become the next Senator from Florida.  He proved in his previous service that he will serve all Floridians in a manner that is responsible and fiscally correct and I know he will get this country back on track.”

Representative Bryan Nelson – R-Apopka: “During his time in the US Senate, George LeMieux proved to Floridians he is able to take on tough problems and find solutions. In 16 months, George had five of his legislative priorities passed, including legislation to prevent Medicare fraud. He also proposed the 2007 Solution, which would bring spending back to 2007 levels and offered a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. While in the Senate, George worked hard for the people of House District 38 and the state of Florida. He is a proven conservative and that’s why I am supporting George LeMieux for US Senate.”

Representative Jimmy Patronis – R-Panama City: “During his time in the United States Senate, George LeMieux fought for the men and women of Florida’s Gulf Coast. George understands the devastating impact that Washington’s overly-restrictive regulations are having on our local economy and will fight to get government out of the fishing industry’s way. George has a proven record of being a conservative voice of reason and that is why I’m endorsing him for the US Senate.”

Representative Keith Perry – R-Gainesville: “George LeMieux represents conservative family values and is the right candidate to help get our nation back on track for future generations. During his time in the Senate, George led the fight to reduce our crippling debt and repeal overly burdensome, duplicative regulations, which continue to suffocate economic growth. As a small business owner, I recognize firsthand how the policies of liberals in D.C., like Senator Bill Nelson, affect our economy here at home. I am confident that George LeMieux is the right candidate to effectively represent our conservative values and protect our nation’s future.”

Representative Ana Rivas-Logan – R-Miami: “America faces serious problems and that’s why we need serious people in the Senate. George LeMieux’s tenure in the Senate proves he knows how to tackle tough problems with effective solutions. While serving the people of Florida, George offered legislation to reduce our debt, stop Medicare fraud, and proposed a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Florida needs George LeMieux and that’s why I’m endorsing him for the United States Senate.”

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.