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Lawrence McClure crosses $100K raised threshold in HD 58 special election

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The two GOP candidates running to replace retired Rep. Dan Raulerson in House District 58 raised a combined $169,000 between Aug. 1 and Sept. 7 according to newly filed campaign finance reports. Plant City businessman Lawrence McClure, 30, brought in the bulk of the money, with his first campaign finance report showing $107,205 in contributions as well as $39,654 in expenditures, leaving him with $67,550 in the bank.

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Bill Galvano, Jim Boyd backing James Buchanan in HD 72

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A couple more lawmakers came out in support of Sarasota Republican James Buchanan in the special election for House District 72, which was vacated by Alex Miller Sept. 1. Future Senate President Bill Galvano endorsed Buchanan, saying that he knows the real estate agent and business owner “will be ready to hit the ground running” if elected to the Florida House.

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Less than 14K in Pinellas still without power

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One of the most important parts of the recovery phase from Hurricane Irma is restoration of power. However, despite Duke Energy’s best efforts, 14,088 customers still were without power as of 6 a.m. Sunday. Duke had estimated that power would be restored in Pinellas by midnight Friday, but that estimate didn’t prove true with nearly 60,000 still without power at 9 p.m., when the last power restoration update of the day was posted online.

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Gwen Graham: Hurricane Irma showed Florida isn’t as prepared as it should be

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham believes Florida should have been better prepared to handle the impact of Hurricane Irma. “The state of Florida was not ready for this storm,” Graham declared Saturday night. The 54-year-old attorney and former Tallahassee-area congresswoman made the comments while delivering the keynote address before a record crowd at the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee’s annual Kennedy-King Dinner in downtown Tampa.

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