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Bill Rufty: A challenger for Kelli Stargel? Growing pains for Lakeland

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Democrats in Polk County have been working feverously to attract a local big name to one of the Florida Legislature seats they’d like to win next year. With courteous phone calls and pleasantries, the party’s selection committee has been courting former Circuit Judge Robert Doyel to challenge state Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, for her District 15 Senate seat next year. The district includes parts of Polk, Osceola and Orange counties. Doyel has not given them an answer as yet, said…

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