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TV Ad War Continues In Special FL-CD 19 GOP Congressional Primary Race

The GOP special primary race in FL-CD 19 will be decided on April 22, and the top three candidates in the race, Lizebeth Benacquisto, Curt Clawson, and Paige Kreegel, have all launched both TV and radio ads to help bolster their chances of prevailing on election night.

In Kreegel’s first TV ad, the former state representative lets his wife Erika tell voters that he husband can be trusted with their votes and children.

“For over 20 years, Paige has never let me down… “You can trust him with your vote, and our children’s future.”-Paige Kreegel TV ad


Kreegel’s ad is somewhat of a relief for voters in Southwest Florida, who are intoxicated with the continuous blitz of negative ads that have taken over the race.

Clawson has also released a family-related video of his own, which features his mother. Click here.

But state Senator has not release a family ad of her own (not that she has to). Some speculate that if she did, the TV ad would not include her husband, former Democrat bundler and donor, Bruce Strayhorn, who was part of Team Hillary, and later on Team Obama in 2008.

If Benacquisto would release an ad featuring her husband Strayhorn, she would surely open herself up to an attack about her husband’s possible political influence on her.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Ginni Hay-Silva

    Dear Javier, As a voter in FL CD 19 I find Lizbeth’s ads as vile! Well aside from that I checked out her and husband on Lee Clerk .org, I came across a lien in her name for a form of UNPAID TAXES to the state, $1,124.97 with fines etc, (6/2012 9/2012 12/2012 she has since paid) it’s stated as reemployment, formerly unemployment tax. Better than that it has her husbands law office address listed , along with business partner # 2699027, contract object # 14169196 !
    On another note the husband bought a condo in Oct,2013 in his name E BRUCE STRAYHORN (not his Trust), then in Jan 2014 he put it in her name. Her name for this transaction had the c dropped from the spelling so it doesn’t show up with the liens, condo address is 14507 Abaco Lakes Ft Myers 33908. Maybe no big deal, maybe you could look into it for more insight….there’s just something about her I find repulsive. Well you’re there, you should check out Michael Dreikorn and his finances. I feel the boy needs a job- and maybe he can hook up some government contracts for his company- in Taipai according to his website The IPL His condo went into foreclosure and he had a judgment handed down so he tucked the county for unpaid taxes, and it appears his house is starting the process- really don’t think we need him either. Look I know people had it tough in this area, we just need to weed the shady ones out before it cost another $700,000 ++ for a special election. Thanks for listening, I enjoy hearing you on with Drew.

    • Cee Jay

      Ginni – no one is campaigning; they are all sniping!