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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:35 PM

23 yr old home-schooled daughter of N. Lake Tea Party founder Patricia Sullivan elected to Fl House



In the final days before Tuesday's election, voters in Florida House District 31 got campaign mail aimed at thwarting 23-year-old Jennifer Sullivan, who had surged past her much older and better-financed opponents.

"Wisdom comes with age," the attack ad read. "Can a 23-year-old, still living at home, truly represent us?"

Voters in the district that covers northern Orange and Lake counties answered yes at the polls, electing by six percentage points the home-schooled daughter of North Lake Tea Party founder Patricia Sullivan to a two-year term.

Jennifer Sullivan, who was 15 when she organized a Lake County 4-H project that gathered more than 3 tons of peanut butter for Central Florida food banks, will become the youngest female legislator in Florida history and the youngest of any gender since 1996, when Adam Putnam, then 22, won his first statehouse race.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-jennifer-sullivan-youngest-legislator-20140830,0,5770480.story

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Reply 23 yr old home-schooled daughter of N. Lake Tea Party founder Patricia Sullivan elected to Fl House (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Aug 2014 OP
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Aug 2014 #1
Baitball Blogger Aug 2014 #2
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Aug 2014 #3
MineralMan Aug 2014 #4
louis-t Aug 2014 #6
louis-t Aug 2014 #5
Lochloosa Aug 2014 #7
JaneyVee Aug 2014 #8
onethatcares Aug 2014 #10
3rdwaydem Aug 2014 #9
Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2014 #11
steve2470 Aug 2014 #12
Baitball Blogger Aug 2014 #13

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:38 PM

1. Great

Another Michelle Bachmann

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:40 PM

2. It will be interesting to see her explain her votes.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:42 PM

3. Spoiler

"Jesus told me"

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:43 PM

4. If she's a Teabagger, her age is meaningless.

She'll vote like a teabagger. Ugh!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:45 PM

6. You beat me by one minute!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:44 PM

5. It doesn't matter, she won't act out of any kind of intelligence.

She'll always vote the way her benefactors want her to. Her age will have nothing to do with it. But it will be fun to listen to her try to explain.......anything.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 02:53 PM

7. From the article. Democrats failed to offer a candidate

That is the problem in Florida.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:05 PM

8. Teabaggers are mental toddlers anyway.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:26 PM

10. that does not matter at all

that's the problem with Florida. There isn't a decent Democratic nominee for a seat because in the central/north/panhandle part of the state the stupid runs rampant. Then toss in the fact that St Joe and Mosaic run most of the jobs there are not going to be many that are willing to buck their neighbors and friends way of thinking.

She'll vote the way her daddy tells her to, and she'll collect a salary and benefits with the position. Sure beats working at the waffle house or walmart but she'll go on to be a career pol voting for whatever Walmart/St Joe/Mosaic/ and the insurance companies want her to.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 03:48 PM

9. Who cares

 

It sounds like it's a heavily Republican district. They'll get the type of representation they deserve.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:53 PM

11. Well, don't I feel like a slacker at the ripe old age of -- under 30. nt

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:59 PM

12. I sure hope we Dems can replace her next time around nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 10:47 PM

13. Florida Dems seem to be a timorous group.

I really do get the impression that they don't know how to reach out to people who may have a different set of experiences than they have. And sometimes I worry that they are just concerned about getting on the bad side of politicos if they show too much interest in someone who might have been shunned because of their strong opinions or views.

Just a feeling I get.

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