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Nice guy Wilton Simpson lets “love flow” with Bellamy Brothers concert fundraiser April 21

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State Sen. Wilton Simpson is letting the “love flow” in his re-election bid to the Florida Senate. The Trilby Republican is hosting a special fundraising barbecue dinner and concert April 21, featuring the Bellamy Brothers, the pop-country duo best known for their crossover 1976 hit “Let Your Love Flow.” Simpson is a highly regarded entrepreneur, egg farmer, humanitarian and lawmaker – recently named by FloridaPolitics.com as one of Tampa Bay’s 25 most powerful politicians. In 2013, the Florida Farm Bureau named Simpson, a self-described “big-tent Republican,” as…

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Wilton Simpson qualifies for 2016 ballot via petition

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With thousands of certified petition signatures, state Sen. Wilton Simpson has officially qualified for the 2016 ballot in Senate District 10. In the days after the final Florida Senate map was determined, the Trilby Republican registered for SD 10, a district that added Citrus County to the Pasco and Hernando County residents he already served. With strong grassroots support, including 661 Citrus County residents, Simpson easily exceeded the required petition number. More than 3000 signatures were collected, and 2397 were…

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Deal struck to avoid John Legg vs. Wilton Simpson primary?

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A week ago, it appeared John Legg and Wilton Simpson were on a collision course to run against each other in 2016 for a seat in the Florida Senate. The two Republicans had been drawn into the same district after the Florida Supreme Court ratified the redrawing of the state’s Senate seats. Today, however, a deal to avoid a Simpson vs. Legg showdown appears to be in the works. According to two Republican campaign consultant sources not attached to either campaign, Legg has…

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