TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP)—A Suwanee county legislator who was locked in fierce battle this week is throwing in his kitchen towel.
Representative Dwight Stansel, a pecan farmer, waged a war of sorts earlier this week when he challenged a fellow legislator's plan to make key lime pie Florida's official pie.
But the Democrat of Live Oak met his match when 30 people in Broward County signed a petition to defend the dessert. People railed against pecan pie on two morning shows, and bloggers logged in to join the key-lime ranks.
Stansel gave up, saying there's too many other things to worry about besides pie.
In 1994, the House passed a resolution recognizing Key lime pie as an "important symbol of Florida," but not an official pie.
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