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The other Bedinghaus to run for Judge

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Just as I get done criticizing ol’ Paul Bedinghaus, word has come that the dear Mrs. Susan Bedinghaus will be running for County Judge, Group 17 seat, one of two new county judgeships added to Pinellas County during the last legislative session. I have to admit that Susan is just peaches by me. She’s a considerate, intelligent jurist who will be a worthy addition to the local judiciary. Good luck, Susan!

As for the other seat, Lorraine Kelly has hired the decrepit Jack Latvala (when is he going to really retire to the Steinhatchee) to run her campaign for the Group 16. No word — at least that I can share — yet on who plans to run for the new Circuit Court seat also added by the Legislature.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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