Tag: JB Benshimen

Mitch PerryNovember 8, 2016

Democrat Ben Diamond has defeated Republican JB Benshimen in the House District 68 race, 56 percent to 44 percent. “I’m so honored to have been chosen to represent our district in Tallahassee,” said Diamond. “I’m looking forward to working hard for the people of Pinellas County. I want to thank my family, friends, supporters, and volunteers for all their help […]

Mitch PerryOctober 31, 2016

With just eight days to go before the voting ends in Florida, state Senate District 18 Democratic hopeful Bob Buesing received some welcome news Monday when former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham endorsed him. “Bob Buesing is the right person to work across the aisle to address Florida’s challenges and get things done for the people of Senate […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 27, 2016

Pinellas County House District 68 hopeful Ben Diamond is going up with his first television ad of the general election campaign. Diamond, 38, defeated Eric Lynn last month in one of the most competitive Democratic primary races in the Legislature this year, and is now facing home health care executive JB Benshimen in the Nov. 8 election. As FloridaPolitics reported Monday, Diamond is crushing […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 27, 2016

Was it as good as you hoped it would be, America? For months, people have talked about how they could not wait to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battle it out in their first presidential debate. We all know that excitement wasn’t because of Clinton’s sterling debate style. No, it was because of the unknown about how The Donald […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 26, 2016

Joseph “JB” Bensmihen is used to having people underestimate him, so he says it’s not surprising if people want to go by metrics such as fundraising to surmise his fate in his House District 68 encounter with Democrat Ben Diamond.  With six weeks to go before the election in Pinellas County, the 47-year-old Benshimen, a home health […]

Mitch PerryAugust 25, 2016

During a radio debate Thursday, House District 68 Democrat Ben Diamond challenged what exactly his opponent, Eric Lynn has done in the community, while Lynn turned around to question Diamond’s independence when it comes to the insurance industry. Those two exchanges came toward the conclusion of a 38-minute debate on Tampa radio station WMNF 88.5 this afternoon, when the […]

Mitch PerryAugust 23, 2016

Ben Diamond continues to raise cash in the final weeks of his primary race against fellow Democrat Eric Lynn in the House District 68 race. The 37-year-old Diamond raised $21,200 from Aug. 6 to Aug. 12, and his political action committee — “Protecting Pinellas Families” — brought in additional $27,500 in that same period. Among the contributors to his […]

Mitch PerryAugust 17, 2016

The Florida Education Association announced Wednesday it is supporting St. Petersburg attorney Ben Diamond in the House District 68 race. “The Florida Education Association is proud to endorse Ben Diamond in his race for the Florida House,” said Joanne McCall, president of FEA. “Ben has been working in his community to address some of the most pressing […]

Mitch PerryAugust 16, 2016

In one of Florida’s most competitive primary races taking place at the end of this month, people will have to vote without the benefit of having seen the candidates engage in a one-on-one debate. St. Petersburg attorney Ben Diamond faces former Obama Defense Department official Eric Lynn in the House District 68 Democratic primary race in Pinellas County Aug. 30. The race […]


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