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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 both Legislator of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year.

With a career that combines popular music and nearly 20 No. 1 singles and more than 50 country hits, the Bellamy Brothers seems to be a perfect fit for Simpson – a well-liked legislator respected on both sides of the political aisle.

For a minimum donation of $50, friends and supporters can “let your love flow,” as well as help out a genuinely good guy.

Simpson’s party begins 6 p.m. at M&B Dairy, 8760 S. Lecanto Highway in Lecanto. Tickets are available at EventBrite.com.

And for a trip down memory lane, here’s a video of the Bellamy Brothers most familiar hit:

 

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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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