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Sarah Palin Comes To The Rescue In Contentious FL GOP Primary Race

State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto’s congressional campaign woes continue as she is once again dodging another public forum or event. This coming Thursday,  former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be in Naples, Florida, with Benacquisto, and will be co-hosting a $500 a person fundraiser to benefit Benacquisto’s campaign, the same night as the League of Women Voters meet-and-greet forum on Sanibel Island.

 Benacquisto initially said that she would not be attending the event because of her legislative duties in Tallahassee, Florida, but will now be in the congressional district to host the high-dollar fundraiser with Palin.

 Fundraisers generate donations, which fuel campaigns. Everyone understands this, so if an opportunity  to raise big cash with the likes of Sarah Palin presents itself, seize it.

 The problem that Benacquisto has is that she originally said that she couldn’t make it because of a conflict with her job as state Senator, but now has apparently been able to deal with that conflict in order to attend the fundraiser, and not the forum.

Benacquisto’s Republican primary opponents, Paige Kreegel, Curt Clawson, and Michael Dreikorn, will all be attending the League of Women forum.

Could Palin’s Southwest Florida visit be enough to salvage Benacquisto’s fledgling campaign, which is said to be low on funds?


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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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Sarah Palin Comes To The Rescue In Contentious FL GOP Primary Race

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