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Republicans line up to replace Janet Adkins in HD 11

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GOP candidates are lining up to succeed state Rep. Janet Adkins, the Fernandina Beach Republican from House District 11 who faces term limits next year.

Barry Holloway, a Bryceville Republican, filed a campaign account this week to become the fifth Republican in the HD 11 race, according to the state Division of Elections.

A GOP stronghold, the district includes Nassau and part of Duval counties; no Democrats have yet filed for the 2016 race. Republicans Cord Byrd, Richard Clark, Tom Taylor and Sheri Treadwell are the remaining candidates.

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