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Former 'Apprentice,' tea partiers vie for Tallahassee

This year's state legislative races in South Florida includes a feisty contest that could divide Broward's gay and black communities, former state legislators attempting a comeback, and a handful of tea party activists hoping to make their way to Tallahassee.

The candidates have about two months before the Aug. 24 primary to grab voters' attention amid higher profile races for governor and U.S. Senate.

But state lawmakers set policy on issues close to home, such as oil drilling, FCATs and taxes.

``The people who make the most decisions about your life on a daily basis are on the bottom of the ballot, not the top of the ballot,'' said Ron Mills, a Democratic committeeman in Broward.

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