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Holly Benson gets thumbs-up from Gingrich

It's not quite Sarah Palin, but it ain't bad either. Newt Gingrich just announced he is endorsing Holly Benson in the Republican primary for the attorney general's race. Thus far, Benson has been polling third behind Pam Bondi and Jeff Kottkamp (though there are a high number of undecideds). The nod from Gingrich could provide a boost with the election only days away...

“The next Attorney General of Florida will have to take the lead on the lawsuit challenging Obamacare,” Gingrich, the former U.S. House speaker, said in a release. “In my opinion, there is no one more qualified to do this than Holly Benson.  So today, I am proud to endorse Holly's candidacy for Florida Attorney General.

“I've worked with Holly, and I know she is a proven conservative that you can trust.  Because Holly worked with Governor Jeb Bush to transform Florida's Medicaid program and served as Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration, she is uniquely qualified to understand the dire consequences of Obamacare for our health care system and our Constitution,” he said

“Beyond that crucial issue, Holly understands that we must reduce unnecessary regulation and fight frivolous lawsuits in order to restore our economy.  She is pro-life, rated A+ by the NRA, and like her mentor Governor Jeb Bush, is a committed free-market capitalist.  Holly Benson will make a great Attorney General for Florida, and I encourage you to consider voting for Holly on August 24."