Mayfield Edges Workman In Republican Liberty Caucus Straw Poll and Forum In Viera

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Wilcox Beats Lopez-Cantera

Debbie Mayfield of Vero Beach edged Ritch Workman of Melbourne in Sunday's straw poll and forum hosted by the Republican Liberty Caucus of East Central Florida at the Viera Holiday Inn Business Center in Viera.

Debbie Mayfield of Vero Beach edged Ritch Workman of Melbourne in Sunday’s straw poll and forum hosted by the Republican Liberty Caucus of East Central Florida at the Viera Holiday Inn Business Center in Viera.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Debbie Mayfield of Vero Beach edged Ritch Workman of Melbourne in Sunday’s straw poll and forum hosted by the Republican Liberty Caucus of East Central Florida at the Viera Holiday Inn Business Center in Viera.

Mayfield and Workman are facing term limits in November as they run for the state Senate. Brevard County Republican State Committeeman Mike Thomas also took part in the state Senate forum and placed third in the straw poll.

Todd Wilcox won the Senate straw poll as he continues his bid for the Republican nomination to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in the Senate.

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Debbie Mayfield

Wilcox carried more than 68 percent of the votes while Lopez-Cantera edged out DeSantis for second. U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., and businessman Carlos Beruff finished far behind the other candidates.

Ritch Workman

Ritch Workman

“The Republican Liberty Caucus is a group of conservative leaders from across the state who have been fighting for liberty and constitutional freedom for more than 20 years,” said Wilcox.

Todd Wilcox

Todd Wilcox

“They voted for my detailed blueprint to eliminate ISIS, my plan to restore fiscal sanity in Washington, my call for an end to career politicians and a belief that I’ll actually fight for them – because it’s what I’ve done my whole life.”

Carlos Lòpez-Cantera

Carlos Lòpez-Cantera

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera recorded a minute and a half statement from Israel.

Other Republicans running for the Florida House participating the forum included George Collins and Chadwick Hardee running in HD 50; Tim Tumulty in HD 51; Brian Hodgers, Monique Miller and Fritz Van Volkenburg in HD 52; and Randy Fine in HD 53.

Bill Posey

Bill Posey

During the forum, Fine said he was running to be Florida House speaker after the 2012 elections. Collins, Tumulty, Van Volkenburg and Fine all won their respective straw polls.

U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., also spoke at the event which had a crowd of around 300.

– SunshineStateNews.com contributed to this story

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