Florida Medical Association PAC endorses Lizbeth Benacquisto in CD 19

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Florida’s leading advocate for doctors and the medical field is endorsing Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto in the special election for Florida’s 19th Congressional District.

Created in 1974, the Florida Medical Association PAC (FMA PAC) helps elect pro-medicine candidates who will legislatively advocate for the medical profession.

“Lizbeth has consistently worked to make Florida a better place for physicians to practice medicine, including supporting efforts to bring fairness to Florida’s medical liability system,” said FMA PAC President Ralph Nobo. “At the federal level, Lizbeth has fought Obamacare and seeks an immediate repeal of the legislation, which puts government between physicians and their patients.”

 “Just last week,” Nobo added, “Lizbeth voted to ban nicotine sales to children to prevent our kids from becoming addicted and create healthier communities.”

Benacquisto faces former automobile-wheel manufacturer CEO Curt Clawson, former State Rep. Paige Kreegel and aviation expert Michael Dreikorn in the April 22 GOP primary. The general election is June 24.

“FMA PAC physicians are on the front lines each and every day protecting the relationship between physicians and patients,” Benacquisto responded, “so that Floridians can make the best possible health choices for themselves and their families.”

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