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George Smathers
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U.S. Senator
    (November 14, 1913-January 20, 2007)
    Democratic Representative representing Florida (1947-1951)
    Democratic Senator representing Florida (1951-1969)
    During his 1950 Senate campaign, he played on the ignorance of rural Southern voters by accusing Claude Pepper, his opponent in the primaries, of being a 'shameless extrovert' and 'practicing celibacy before his marriage.'
    He also accused him of having a sister who was once a thespian, and that his brother was a Homo Sapien.
    He signed the Southern Manifesto.
    He was a member of the 'Southern bloc,' opposing most civil rights bills and desegregation.
    He was John F. Kennedy's primary ally in the south, but then he betrayed Kennedy and ran for President in the primaries.
    He served in World War II.
    He voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
    With Senator Spessard Holland, he co-sponsored the 24th Amendment, which banned poll taxes.
    He was a moderate Democrat.

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    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 31 Votes: 48.39% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 40 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 33 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 58 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 43 Votes: 48.84% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 45 Votes: 48.89% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 136 Votes: 70.59% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 121 Votes: 71.90% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 555 Votes: 45.23% Annoying
 
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