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Another casualty of Qualifying Week: Dawn Thompson drops out of race for House District 51

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You really have to give it to a candidate whose entire basis for running is that she looks like a bad knockoff of Sarah Palin,  But that’s really all Republican Dawn Thompson had to offer and offer it she did.  The first time I met her — I think it was the night of the City of St. Petersburg  city elections — Thompson tagged along with a group of us enjoying a drink or two at the St. Pete Yacht…

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Former aide to Bill Young, Iraq war veteran Alan Suskey passes on run in House District 51

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When news first broke that Connie Deneault was dropping out of the race for House District 52 and that political newcomer Jeff Brandes would take up the GOP standard, a corollary story developed about the Republican Party recruiting a “serious” candidate to challenge Democratic incumbent Janet Long in House District 51.  Evidently, the RPOF was not especially enthusiastic about either of the current of the candidates Larry Ahern or Dawn Thompson.  So who was this “serious” candidate?  And would they,…

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Candidate Dawn Thompson’s flier violates Florida House rules

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State House candidate Dawn Thompson must change some of her campaign literature because it violates House rules. Some of Thompson’s fliers display the Florida House of Representatives seal, a no-no, according to a letter written to her by Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, chairman of the Rules and Calendar Council. “The official seal of the House of Representatives shall be used only by or on behalf of a member or officer of the House in conjunction with his or her official…

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Candidate Dawn Thompson’s flier violates Florida House rules

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State House candidate Dawn Thompson must change some of her campaign literature because it violates House rules. Some of Thompson’s fliers display the Florida House of Representatives seal, a no-no, according to a letter written to her by Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, chairman of the Rules and Calendar Council. “The official seal of the House of Representatives shall be used only by or on behalf of a member or officer of the House in conjunction with his or her official…

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Janet Long’s new opponent is a wingnut

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Janet Long was blessed last week with a second Republican opponent to her re-election effort in Florida House District 51. I write “blessed” because, by all apparent indications, this opponent, Dawn Thompson, is a downright wingnut. Just take a look at some of the highlights from Mrs. Thompson’s Facebook page: Her interests: “…States Rights; limited government, as was intended; Constitutional Rights, endowed by our Creator (not by Uncle Sam): LIFE (wow, babies should be allowed to live?…what a novel idea),…

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