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A State Senate Race Divides Doctors

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Picking a doctor is not always easy. Apparently, doctors have a similar problem – when they a picking a candidate for political office. The St. Pete Times tells us where the support of chiropractors and other physicians is going in one State Senate race.

Medical groups pick sides in state Senate race

Chiropractors and physicians clash in the GOP primary between Frank Farkas and Kim Berfield

Frank Farkas is a chiropractor, so it’s not surprising that he has collected more than $25,000 from fellow chiropractors in his campaign to win a Pinellas-Hillsborough state Senate seat.

Meanwhile, his opponent in the Republican primary, Kim Berfield, has snared contributions from a different part of the medical sector. She has won the support of the Florida Medical Association’s political action committee and has received 225 donations from medical practices and doctors.

Just in case there was any doubt chiropractors and medical doctors are clashing, the Florida Medical Association’s political action committee last year sent a letter to its members urging them to support Berfield instead of Farkas.

The letter read: “Do you want another chiropractor in the Florida Senate dictating health care policy for the state of Florida? Only you can decide what the defeat of this anti-physician legislator is worth to your practice.

Farkas called the letter offensive.