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Pat Frank blows out Kevin Beckner in Hillsborough Court Clerk primary

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In one of the most contentious race in the Tampa Bay region, Pat Frank crushed Kevin Beckner in the Democratic primary for Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Courts. With all 340 precincts reporting, Frank defeated Beckner, 59 percent to 41 percent. The 86-year-old Frank has held the position since 2004, but was faced with a serious opponent in Beckner, who is term-limited out of office in November after eight years on the county commission. The race divided the Hillsborough Democratic community establishment from…

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