ENDORSEMENTS: John Mica return to Congress no-brainer

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John Mica on ballot / Headline Surfer®DELTONA -- It's Congressman John Mica of Winter Park and three relative unknowns challenging him in the Republican primary representing congressional district 7.

Headline Surfer® endorses Mica who has become a stalwart in Washington since first taking office there in 1993.

His GOP opponents in today's primary are Don Oehlrich, Kelly Shirley and David Smith.

Mica's biggest challenge in recent years came from within his own party after redistricting put him and Congresswoman Sandy Adams on a collision course in the newly redrawn 7th district for the 2012 GOP primary.

This would be the first time he's have opposition in his own party as a result since 1992.

Mica easily defeated Adams, 61%-39%. In the general election, Mica defeated Democrat Jason Kendall, 59%-41%.

Mica's district in Volusia County includes Deltona, DeBary and Orange City, all of Seminole County and parts of Orange County. 

Mica has local offices in Maitland, Oviedo and Deltona.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.