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Justin Grabelle about to be challenged in CD 11 race?

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Once upon a time, Florida’s 11th Congressional District — which now encompasses Hernando, Citrus, Sumter and Marion counties — was held by a Democrat. Her name was Karen Thurman. Thurman lost to Republican Ginny Brown-Waite in 2002, and since that time, the seat has remained safely in GOP control, and that scenario doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. After GOP incumbent Rich Nugent announced last month that he would not run for re-election in 2016, Justin Grabelle, his 33-year-old chief-of-staff, immediately announced he would…

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CD 11 GOP candidate Justin Grabelle announces his campaign team

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Justin Grabelle, the former chief of staff to retiring CD 11 Congressman Rich Nugent, announced his campaign team on Tuesday as he attempts to get a jump in the race to replace Nugent, who will not run for reelection in 2016. Here’s the new personnel: Nick Catroppo, Campaign Manager: Most recently, Catroppo served as deputy chief of staff for Congressman Nugent. Additionally, Catroppo served as Congressman Nugent’s campaign manager and district staff. Prior to joining Congressman Nugent’s office, Catroppo served as deputy chief of…

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