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Dean overpowers Franks in Senate Dist. 3

Former Citrus County Sheriff and State Rep. Charlie Dean overpowered Democratic newcomer Suzan Franks in the District 3 race on Tuesday and claimed the seat held by former Sen. Nancy Argenziano.

GOP chairman Jim Greer said the victory “in a district in which registered Democrats outnumber Republicans—clearly debunks Democrats’ recent claims that they are mobilizing support among Florida voters.” 

Dean said: “I am humbled that the voters in District Three trust me to serve as their voice in the Senate, and I will continue to fight for lower taxes, safer communities, and stronger families. I plan to hit the ground running and I look forward to representing the families and businesses of Senate District Three in Tallahassee.” 

Republican Ron Schultz, a former property appraiser in Citrus and Pineallas counites, was elected to replace Dean.


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Once again proving elections can be bought in Florida. When you're outspent $57,000 to $670,000 it's pretty much a foregone conclusion.


Charlie Dean earned the votes he got by his history of service to the people he's served over the past 40+/- years. He is known by many of the voters who elected him, thus the word got out. Besides, don't you think the money raised by his campaign was money raised in confidence that he was the best choice for the job?

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