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Oil vote threatens incumbent in Democratic primary

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Two years ago, state Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda sidestepped an all pro pass rusher to win a seat in the Florida House. But now she’s battling for her political life in an August primary against a former Leon County Democratic Party chairman — in large part because of a pair of 2009 legislative votes she cast in favor of offshore oil drilling. Challenger Rick Minor calls Vasilinda “big oil’s number one Democrat.” Vasilinda says Minor has mischaracterized her position on…

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