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Sue Carlton column: Ronda Storms bested in Brandon (by Paul Phillips)? Has the world gone mad?

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I can’t believe I am actually excerpting a column from Sue Cartlton, but I had to since it mentions the uber-smart Paul Phillips:

The Hillsborough Republican Party recently presented a straw poll done in conjunction with Republican clubs in the suburban enclaves of Brandon and FishHawk.

The results: Marco Rubio was the Republican’s Republican for U.S. Senate, and, yeah, you kinda saw that coming. Bill McCollum was their guy for governor, and ditto that.

But what was this?

A Republican named Paul Phillips besting the famously fire-and-brimstone Ronda Storms in her bid to keep her state Senate seat? Continue reading here.

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