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Poor Jamie Bennett

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by
I don’t blame Jamie Bennett. I really don’t. Like I’ve said before, I bring out the best and the worst of people. From Jamie Bennett, I extracted a sense of energy and purpose he did not have before. He was a second-tier candidate before Barry and I got a hold of him and that’s where he will end up now that he doesn’t have us. You’re not a fool if you contribute to him, nor are you a fool if you volunteer for him, but doing either will be a complete waste of time. Pick another candidate and try to get them into the primary.

Don’t believe me? That’s fine, but let me remind you that no matter what all of this is going to continue to play out in the press for the next three months. And right about the time you are ready to vote, the Florida Election Commission and Florida Commission on Ethics will release their reports slamming Bennett. Just for not disclosing the expenditures, Bennett will be fined enough money to bottom-out his campaign.

Poor Jamie Bennett, one mistake after another. The only smart thing he did was hire Barry and I. And for the three months we were running the show, he was a credible candidate. Now he’s just a lost cause.

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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