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House candidate Terry Power lives in $500K home but applied for food stamps

The Republican who’s challenging state Rep. Jamie Grant for his House District 64 seat lives in a $500,000 home but applied for food stamps, according to recent tweets.

The account known as Enforce Current Laws (@FirstWivesFirst) revealed the information.

For his part, Terry Power said he had been blocked by the same account.

“If it’s anything related to my ex-wife re-opening my divorce two days after I filed for the Florida House, I’ll be litigating the matter in court, not in the media,” Power told one of our reporters.

Here’s another:

Other tweets questioned his finances.

We previously reported that Power owes nearly $88,000 in alimony. A document in the case from Pinellas County shows a “payoff amount” of $87,904. It also lists a “balance due” of only $4,668.

In a previous statement to Florida Politics, however, Power says he doesn’t legally owe any of that money: “I am 100 percent current on all of my court-ordered alimony obligations.”

Power, an Oldsmar retirement plan consultant, is challenging Grant in the Republican primary for the seat, which covers northwest Hillsborough County and a slice of eastern Pinellas County. The area leans heavily Republican.

The primary is Aug. 28; the general election is Nov. 6.

Updated 9 p.m. — Power’s ex-wife has moved for contempt proceedings against him, according to court documents filed last month and provided to Florida Politics.

Warning: The documents are uncensored and contain strong language.

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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also the publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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