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Essential California: As a teen, he savagely beat a classmate. Now he's in politics

Essential California: As a teen, he savagely beat a classmate. Now he's in politics

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As a teen, he savagely beat a classmate. Now he's in politics

The Republicans of Broward County, Fla., knew little about Rupert Tarsey when he ran for an open slot on the local party’s executive committee. But the young man had some decent political cred. Within months of joining the local party, the 28-year-old was elected...

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