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Fort Lauderdale attorney Jim Lewis abandons GOP, will run as Independent for attorney general

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Fort Lauderdale attorney Jim Lewis cut ties to the Republican Party Tuesday and announced he would run as an independent in Florida’s attorney general race, mirroring a similar backlash toward party affiliations across the state and country. Lewis, 52, a trial lawyer and former assistant state attorney from Orlando, said he saw the switch as his best chance for winning a race in which he is among the lesser known candidates. “The extreme right isn’t always right, and the far…

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GOP candidates for attorney general coming to Tiger Bay on Thursday

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In late March the two Democratic candidates for attorney general joined us.  Now it’s the Republicans’ turn, and all four announced candidates will converge on the Tigers’ Den for a debate/joint appearance.  They are (in alphabetical order): Holly Benson, a three-term legislator from Pensacola and twice an agency head in the Crist administration. Pam Bondi, an assistant state attorney and criminal prosecutor in Tampa.  Her high-profile cases have made her a frequent guest on cable television, and she is known…

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