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Something about congressional candidate Eric Lynn doesn’t add up

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After yesterday’s historic redistricting ruling, I started thinking more about the possible candidates who might run in a redrawn Congressional District 13.

Right now, the Democrats only have one official candidate: Eric Lynn. But something about Lynn doesn’t add up.

Despite having enough wealth to afford $1.3 million in real estate assets, including a $700,000 townhome in DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C., and a 2,500-square-foot home in Rockville, Md., assessed at $590,467, Lynn still chose to douse his Congressional campaign in gasoline and proceed to light it on fire before our very eyes illegally double-dip on his tax exemptions for the sake of a $609 check.

To make matters worse, Lynn got caught lying by saying he proactively tried removing the D.C. exemption (the smaller of the two exemptions, by the way) before the check was cut, but the D.C. tax office said that “before the refund was paid, that no one had applied to remove the homestead exemption.”

So if Lynn knew ahead of time that he needed to not receive one of the two exemptions, then why did he still cash both checks?

“Eric Lynn just doused his congressional campaign in gasoline and lit it on fire all so he could illegally get an additional $609 from the taxpayers,” said NRCC spokesperson Chris Pack in a statement. “The people in FL-13 just can’t trust a politician like Eric Lynn who already has been caught lying to cover up his illegal money-making schemes.”

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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