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Janet Long’s new opponent is a wingnut

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Janet Long was blessed last week with a second Republican opponent to her re-election effort in Florida House District 51.

I write “blessed” because, by all apparent indications, this opponent, Dawn Thompson, is a downright wingnut. Just take a look at some of the highlights from Mrs. Thompson’s Facebook page:

Her interests: “…States Rights; limited government, as was intended; Constitutional Rights, endowed by our Creator (not by Uncle Sam): LIFE (wow, babies should be allowed to live?…what a novel idea), LIBERTY (freedom w/o oppressive gov’t intervention), & PROPERTY (which includes no gov’t confiscation via socialistic taxation); know History, NO Socialism!”

Her favorite TV show: “FOX News; mostly all else is just not palatable.”

Her favorite book: ” ‘The ABC’s of Evolutionism’ – exposing the lies of what’s being called ‘science'”

And, of course, her favorite page: Sarah Palin.

Representative Long, you couldn’t ask for anyone better to run against.

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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