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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:49 PM

It is done. A red district knocked out a financially challenged Republican speaker of the house

and voted for a Democrat.

Dorworth loses to Clelland in final recount

Chris Dorworth has lost his seat in the Florida House of Representatives.

A hand recount completed Monday afternoon confirmed that the Lake Mary Republican, who was supposed to take over as speaker of the House in just two years, has been defeated by Democratic challenger Mike Clelland.

The final tally showed Clelland defeating Dorworth by 146 votes out of nearly 74,000 cast 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent.

Clelland, a 48-year-old lawyer and former city of Longwood firefighter who sat through much of the marathon recount process, pronounced himself "relieved and happy, obviously.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-dorworth-defeated-20121112,0,356506.story

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Reply It is done. A red district knocked out a financially challenged Republican speaker of the house (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 OP
FLyellowdog Nov 2012 #1
AlGoreRhythms Nov 2012 #2
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #4
MsFlorida Nov 2012 #9
Roland99 Nov 2012 #21
LisaL Nov 2012 #3
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #5
voteearlyvoteoften Nov 2012 #6
Indpndnt Nov 2012 #7
msongs Nov 2012 #8
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #12
valerief Nov 2012 #10
WillyT Nov 2012 #11
RogerM Nov 2012 #13
wordpix Nov 2012 #14
Initech Nov 2012 #15
ffr Nov 2012 #16
Sancho Nov 2012 #17
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #18
HCE SuiGeneris Nov 2012 #19
Overseas Nov 2012 #20
Quantess Nov 2012 #22

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:51 PM

1. Woo hoo!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:54 PM

2. I just moved to Lake Mary

and I will look at this as a welcome gift

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Response to AlGoreRhythms (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:55 PM

4. Hold on to that thought.

You might not see another "gift" for a long, long time.

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Response to AlGoreRhythms (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:46 PM

9. lake mary is a nice town

used to live there.

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Response to AlGoreRhythms (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:23 AM

21. Nice area

I lived there when I first moved to FL.

Now I'm down in Winter Garden (land of unending Romney/Ryan and Webster signs)

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:54 PM

3. Good job, FL!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:56 PM

5. Grayson in, crazy West out

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:21 PM

6. Thank you Sanford OFA

You registered so many and turned out the vote. Not taking anything away from Clelland cause he did it the old fashioned way by door knocking and small donors.
But it has to be sweet to be down ticket from Barack Obama.
I talked my daughters boyfriend who was voting R to vote for Clelland.
If you lived around here and saw the million Romney signs you would know how
hard it is to win as a Dem in Seminole County.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:23 PM

7. Great job, Florida!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:44 PM

8. yay florida dems, how about a state takeover soon? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:53 PM

12. Working on it.

Still hampered by gerrymandered districts and a dysfunctional state party. Several victories this year was sweet! Pukes no longer hold supermajority in state house or senate. Grayson wins. Obama wins. West loses. Nelson wins... ok, I had to hold my nose on that one, but as a silver lining it may have ended Mack's career.
And even the smallest victories were sweet... Pinellas Co kicked two teabaggers off the County Commission, and replaced them with Democrats! yay!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:48 PM

10. Bravo!!!!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:49 PM

11. Drip, Drip, Drip...



That's gotta be painful for certain folk.










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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:01 PM

13. Excellent !

Good job FL

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:24 PM

14. Congrats FL and thank you! One more for the House!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:37 PM

15. Good news everyone!!!!!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:45 PM

16. Hey, I like good news. Something to do with blue?

A W E S O M E !!!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:32 PM

17. This is GREAT!!!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:34 PM

18. But, but, but my vote does not matter!!!!!

(Melarkey)

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:54 AM

19. The GOP is deaf, and...

inured to reality.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:00 AM

20. K&R. Glad to hear it.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:57 PM

22. K & R

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