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James Grant wins Hillsborough County Republican Party straw poll

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Three days after being the first and only candidate in the District 47 State House race to qualify by petition, James Grant overwhelmingly won the Hillsborough County Republican Party straw poll. In a five-way race for the Republican nomination, Grant received more than five times the votes received by any one candidate in the race and more than twice the number of votes received by all other Republicans in the race. Commenting on the win, James said:

“From the beginning, this campaign has been committed to getting the message of limited, responsible, and accountable government to the voters of this district and working every day to build momentum. Whether it has been qualifying by petition or the results of the straw poll, the momentum that is continually building for this campaign is a testament to our organization and the hundreds of people working everyday to make sure this campaign is successful in August and again in November.”

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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