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Florida Right to Life PAC backs candidates across the Sunshine State

This week, the Florida Right to Life Political Action Committee issued endorsements and A ratings for next month’s primaries.

In three Republican statewide primaries, the PAC endorsed Gov. Rick Scott for the U.S. Senate, state CFO Jimmy Patronis’ bid for a full four year term and state Rep. Frank White, R-Pensacola, for attorney general.

In the gubernatorial primary, the PAC noted the top two Republican candidates--U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam--both had A ratings. In the race to replace Putnam as agriculture commissioner, the PAC noted both state Rep. Matt Caldwell and former state Rep. Baxter Troutman had A ratings.

A host of Florida Republicans in Congress--U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz, Neal Dunn, Ted Yoho, John Rutherford, Gus Bilirakis and Vern Buchanan--were fully endorsed by the PAC. Florida Right to Life PAC backed former state Rep. Fred Costello in the Republican primary in the race to replace DeSantis. The PAC backed businessman Scott Sturgill for the Republican nod to challenge U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and George Buck to take on U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla. In the race for the open House seat currently held by retiring U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., the PAC noted that state Rep. Ross Spano and Danny Kushmer both had A ratings. With U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., retiring, the PAC noted that state Rep. Julio Gonzalez and state Sen. Greg Steube both has A ratings. The PAC also backed Javier “Javi” Manjarres to challenge U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Maria Peiro in the Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

The PAC’s legislative endorsements are as follows:

Florida State Senate

District Candidate

8 Keith Perry - Endorsed

12 Dennis Baxley - Endorsed

14 Dorothy L. Hukill - Endorsed

16 Ed Hooper - Endorsed

22 Kelli Stargel - Endorsed

25 Gayle Harrell - Endorsed

36 Manny Diaz, Jr. - Endorsed

Florida House of Representatives

District Candidate

1 Rebekah Bydlak - Support- A Rating

1 Mike Hill -Support- A Rating

10 Chuck Brannan - Support- A Rating

10 Marc Vann - Support- A Rating

11 Cord Byrd - Endorsed

17 Cyndi Stevenson - Endorsed

19 Bobby Payne - Endorsed

23 Stan McClain - Endorsed

24 Paul Renner - Endorsed

28 David Smith - Endorsed

30 Bob Cortes - Endorsed

32 Anthony Sabatini - Support- A Rating

32 Monica L. Wofford - Support- A Rating

37 Ardian Zika - Endorsed

42 Mike La Rosa -Endorsed

44 Robert “Bobby O” Olszewski- Endorsed

51 Tyler Sirois -Endorsed

53 Randy Fine - Endorsed

54 Erin Grall -Endorsed

56 Melony Bell - Endorsed

59 Ronda Storms -Support- A Rating

59 Joe Wicker - Support- A Rating

61 Sharon Carter -Endorsed

66 Nick DiCeglie -Support- A Rating

66 Berny Jacques - Support- A Rating

69 Jeremy Bailie -Endorsed

71 Will Robinson -Endorsed

72 Ray Pilon -Endorsed

73 Tommy Gregory - Support- A Rating

73 Melissa Howard - Support- A Rating

74 Linda Yates - Endorsed

79 Spencer Roach - Endorsed

82 MaryLynn Magar - Endorsed

83 Sasha Dadan - Support- A Rating

83 Toby Overdorf -Support- A Rating

84 Robert L. Joseph - Endorsed

105 Ana Maria Rodriguez - Endorsed

106 Bob Rommel - Endorsed

114 Javier Enriquez - Endorsed

115 Vance Aloupis -Support- A Rating

115 Carlos Daniel Gobel - Support- A Rating

115 Rhonda Lopez -Support- A Rating

119 Bibiana “Bibi” Potestad - Endorsed


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