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AFP-FL to host summer town hall series with Ron DeSantis

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Americans for Prosperity-Florida is hitting the road to energize activists about tax reform. The grassroots organization is scheduled to hold “Un-Rig the Economy” town hall meetings in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando in August and September to talk with activists about the current situation in Washington, D.C. and energize them for what’s to come. The AFP-FL team will be joined by local leaders and members of the federal affairs team to discuss the need to enact comprehensive tax reform. Rep.…

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Agriculture Commissioner hopefuls raked in the cash in July

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The summer months don’t appear to be slowing down several candidates vying to replace Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in 2018. Three Republicans — Sen. Denise Grimsley, Rep. Matt Caldwell, and former Rep. Baxter Troutman — are expected to report they raised more for their political committees in July than they did in the previous month.

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Judge Jennifer Gabbard to replace Ashley Moody

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Gov. Rick Scott on Monday appointed Jennifer X. Gabbard, a Hillsborough County Judge, to replace Ashley Moody on the 13th Circuit bench. Moody stepped down to run as a Republican for Attorney General in the 2018 election.

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Jose Vazquez Figueroa running in HD 58 special election

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Perennial candidate Jose Vazquez Figueroa, who lost to incumbent Republican Dan Raulerson last year, filed Monday to run in the special election to fill House District 58, a Hillsborough County seat, campaign records show. Raulerson is resigning effective Aug. 15, citing ongoing health problems. Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order setting Oct. 10 for the primary and Dec. 19 for the general election.

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Personnel note: Ryan West named CFO’s chief of staff

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Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis on Monday announced in a press release he had named Ryan West his new Chief of Staff, effective later this month, taking over for the retiring Robert “Budd” Kneip.  “Ryan has been a trusted member of my team since day one, and there is no one better suited to serve as my second in command,” Patronis said in a statement. “His instincts and experience have afforded him the tools to do the job, and I have full…

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Personnel note: Robert ‘Budd’ Kneip retires from CFO’s office

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Robert “Budd” Kneip, chief of staff to state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, will retire Aug. 31, the office announced Friday. Kneip will be retiring after nine years of public service, with “an announcement on the transition to a new Chief of Staff (to be) made in the coming days,” a press release said, suggesting that decision is in the can. Kneip had been former CFO Jeff Atwater’s man, a fellow Palm Beach Countian who served as Atwater’s chief of staff when…

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