Lauren Book’s Democrat Challenger is Huge Ben Carson Supporter

Emmanuel Blimie, via Twitter
Emmanuel Blimie, via Twitter

The Davie Democrat running against Lauren Book for the Florida Senate District 33 seat is a huge supporter of Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. Emmanuel Say Blimie filed his campaign paperwork last week. Book, a children’s rights advocate, is the overwhelming favorite in the SD 33 race.

The Liberian-born Blimie, a Nova Southeastern student, is an an author. According to his Amazon.com page, Blimie “continuously canvassed, advocated issues that were important to Broward County and the Democratic ticket including the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. Emmanuel landed hands to the campaigns of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Charlie Crist. He also sway voters to vote for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Bill Nelson.” However, Blimie’s time with the Crist campaign was short-lived.

Commenting on a November 2014 Tampa Bay Times story, Blimie wrote, ” I canvassed and then ceased two weeks into it. And my reason, voters were disengaged so badly that they wished there was an independent alternative…”

Nine months ago, Blimie was posting comments on the campaign website for Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson. Blimie wrote, “My mission is, to win hearts and help elect Dr. Carson for President within my turf. I am a registered NPA and an a author. More on me at http://www.amazon.com/author/blimie.” Blimie used his work on the Obama campaign to impress Carson supporters.

“I canvassed for Obama in Florida and my turf ranked within the top for canvassing-door knocking, voter registration, phone calls and turnouts. I am talking about Broward County, Florida,” Blimie wrote. “Should you need a Field Organizer, or other aids in South Florida count me in.”

For more information on Blimie, check out his Facebook page, “No. 1 Future Millionaire.

Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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