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Tea Party candidate dies after speaking.
Rick Beebe a Florida Tea Party candidate was only 52 years old. Wow. It's reported he had a massive heart attack or stroke. He is the father of three children and several grandchildren. RIP.
From the article
Jack Nelson, a fellow member of the Highlands County Tea Party, described his performance that night as "gangbusters."
"He got up out of his chair, he stood up in front of everybody, and he was full of campaign fire. He was the only one who got two or three rounds of applause on his answers," he told Highlands Today.
After he sat back down, Beebe reportedly began sweating profusely and wiping his brow. Moments later, Beebe slumped over out his seat.