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Daniel Webster defeats Justin Grabelle in CD 11

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Daniel Webster defeated Justin Grabelle in the Republican Primary for Florida’s 11th Congressional District. Webster won by taking 59 percent of the vote to Grabelle’s 41 percent. Webster will now take on Democrat Dave Koller and independent Bruce Ray Riggs in November. Although Webster has served in the House for the past six years, this is his first run for office in CD 11, a vast district which includes parts of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. He has been serving in Florida’s 10th Congressional District,…

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Charlie Dean and Jimmie Smith endorse Justin Grabelle in CD 11 race

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Justin Grabelle received the endorsement of two state legislators on Friday in his battle for the CD 11 seat. Grabelle is running against former Congressman Daniel Webster, who opted to run for the seat after his current CD 10 seat in Central Florida was redrawn and made it so Democratic friendly that he realized that his future was dubious staying in that district. Inverness state Senator Charlie Dean and Inverness state Representative Jimmie T. Smith said they are backing Grabelle, the former chief of staff to…

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David Jolly featured guest at fundraiser for congressional candidate Justin Grabelle fundraiser on Feb. 8

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Republican congressional candidate Justin Grabelle has a meet-and-greet fundraising reception scheduled in Pinellas County next month featuring special guest U.S. Rep. David Jolly. Grabelle, 33, is running for Florida’s 11th Congressional District, which includes Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. He has already been endorsed by current CD 11 U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent, who announced he would not run for re-election. Grabelle had been Nugent’s chief of staff. Jolly, who represents much of Pinellas County, is himself the leading Republican candidate for the…

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CD 11 GOP candidate Justin Grabelle reports raising over $111K since getting into race

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Congressional District 11 GOP candidate Justin Grabelle said Thursday he has raised $111,664 since entering the contest in November. “It’s really encouraging,” Grabelle said in a prepared statement. “Given that we announced a full month into the quarter and lost a few crucial weeks with the holidays, I was trying to manage my own expectations a little bit going in. As it turned out, the quarter went great, and we’re off and running. The whole team is fired up and…

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Jack Martin latest Republican to enter CD11 contest

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Immediately after Rich Nugent announced he would not run for re-election in Florida’s 11th Congressional District last year, his now former chief of staff, Justin Grabelle, immediately entered the race, and won the endorsement of the incumbent. But it hasn’t stopped other Republicans from entering the now-open seat, with Spring Hill-based minister Jack Martin being the latest to do so. The 64-year-old Martin has spent more than three decades in the church, and is the senior pastor of Praise Family Worship…

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