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Bill Rufty: Polk GOP endorses in nonpartisan race

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The Polk County Republican Executive Committee endorsed incumbent Polk County School Board member Hunt Berryman for re-election. Berryman is a registered Republican voter. The school board is supposedly a nonpartisan office. Don’t tell that to the thousands of Republican insiders across the nation who are supporting the concept of “total majority,” which means endorsement and election of registered Republicans no matter if the office is nonpartisan. Berryman came in second in the Aug. 30 election. As was the case with…

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera sweeps Polk REC straw poll

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The Polk County Republican Executive Committee loves the lieutenant governor in the U.S. Senate race. Late Monday the Polk REC announced Carlos Lopez-Cantera won its straw poll in a landslide, winning 74 percent of the votes cast. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis of Ponte Vedra Beach finished second with 15 percent, U.S. Rep. David Jolly of Seminole got 3 percent and Orlando businessman Todd Wilcox got 1 percent in the first county straw poll of the 2016 Senate primary campaign. “Polk…

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