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This just in: the Florida TEA Party reports that a Tallahassee circuit judge has affirmed a place on the Nov. 2 ballot for John DeVries, the party’s nominee to take on state Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Longwood, who’s the GOP Speaker-designate in 2014-16.
A release from TEA Party spokesman and political consultant Doug Guetzloe said Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford denied a motion of for an emergency injunction that would have removed DeVries from the November ballot.
The Republican Party of Florida and its allies have filed at least nine lawsuits — by the TEA Party’s count — trying to force its candidates off the ballot. The GOP has asserted numerous irregularities — such as filing fees being paid by TEA Party found Fred O’Neal and the fact that many of the candidates don’t live in the districts they want to represent. Thus far, though, the lawsuits have been unsuccessful.
“It is a great victory for the voters of Florida who are supporting the TEA Party movement and our political efforts and it is a great victory for the TEA Party (TEA),” stated O’Neal, the Windermere attorney who founded the party and argued DeVries’ case..