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Selmont at 49% in Latest Poll for Florida Congressional Seat


Florida Democratic challenger George "Ges" Selmont continues a meteoric
rise, receiving 49 percent of the vote in the final St. John's County
Chamber of Commerce Straw Poll.

At the end of the two hour event on Aug. 1 just six votes separated
Selmont and the Republican incumbent, John Rutherford.

The poll results aren't surprising as the upstart Selmont had previously
garnered 43 percent in the July 15 Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce Straw

Rutherford has been largely absent from the campaign trail, declining
invitations for him or a surrogate to speak to the March for Our Lives
town halls, not meeting with parents of district school children or the
Parkland students who visited Jacksonville on their national tour last
week and failing to appear at the Tidal Town Hall environmental event
nor the Riverkeeper town halls. Rutherford himself has failed to have
any town halls during his term in Congress.

Selmont said, "The results from tonight's balloting shows our message of
restoring fairness to the system resonates not only with Democrats, but
also with Independents and Republicans."

Selmont, a Ponte Vedra Beach husband and father with a history of
success in law, technology, entertainment, sports and higher education
has spoken to enthusiastic crowds from announcing his candidacy to a
crowd of 250 at the February Paint the Town Blue gala to an estimated
crowd of 1,500 in St. Augustine at the March for Our Lives. He holds
degrees from Bard College, Yale University, Harvard University's
Extension School and Northeastern University School of Law and is a
2-time Emmy Award winner and a former White House Intern for President
Bill Clinton.

Selmont has no primary and will oppose first term incumbent John
Rutherford in the general election on Nov. 6. The pair are vying to
represent Florida's 4th Congressional District which spans from the
Georgia border to St. Augustine Beach.

Balloting for both polls was conducted by St. John's County Secretary of
Elections, Vicki Oakes and the Straw Poll events were organized and
presented by the St. Johns County, FL Chamber of Commerce.

Message approved by G. Selmont, Democrat.

Paid for by Selmont4Congress.

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