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What it takes: How Jose Felix Diaz beat a political family empire

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Ask the team that helped propel Jose Felix Diaz to victory in his Senate District 40 primary how they did it, and their answer is simple: They just had the better candidate. That might be true, but it also only tells part of the story. The affable 37-year-old state representative didn’t find himself up against a political novice, instead he faced a member of a South Florida political dynasty hoping to make his way back to the Florida Legislature. An…

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Jose Felix Diaz defeats Alex Diaz de la Portilla, will face Annette Taddeo in general election

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The ballot is set. Jose Felix Diaz will face Annette Taddeo in the special general election to replace Sen. Frank Artiles in Senate District 40. Both Diaz and Taddeo came out on top, defeating well-known opponents in their respective primaries

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New website targets Alex Diaz de la Portilla in SD 40, calls him ‘completely unfit’ to lead

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A Venice-based political committee has launched a website taking aim at former Alex Diaz de la Portilla in the special election to replace former Sen. Frank Artiles in Senate District 40. Making a Better Tomorrow has launched a new website, called the “Facts about ADLP.” The site, which is available in both English and Spanish, features a filing filled with what it calls “the evidence against Alex Diaz de la Portilla.” The website includes digital file folders labeled “supporting Obamacare-style…

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New mailers target Alex Diaz de la Portilla in SD 40

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Making a Better Tomorrow is once again targeting Alex Diaz de la Portilla, including releasing a mailer that calls Senate District 40 voters to tell the former state senator they “don’t need his predatory politics.” The new mailers are the latest in a series of mailers from the Venice-based political committee attacking Diaz de la Portilla in the special election to replace Sen. Frank Artiles in Senate District 40. In one mailer, the group calls on Diaz de la Portilla…

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Florida Chamber endorses Jose Felix Diaz in SD 40 race

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce is throwing its support behind Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in the special election to replace Sen. Frank Artiles in Senate District 40. In a statement Tuesday, Marian Johnson, the Chamber’s senior vice president of political strategy, said the Miami Republican has put Florida families and businesses first. “Representative Jose Felix Diaz continues to put Florida families and businesses first, and has remained an advocate for free enterprise and job creation,” she said.” The Florida Chamber…

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New round of mailers target Alex Diaz de la Portilla in SD 40

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Another round of mailers is hitting Miami voters’ mailboxes, once again taking aim at Alex Diaz de la Portilla in the race to replace former Sen. Frank Artiles in Senate District 40. Making A Better Tomorrow has released two more mailers in the Senate District 40 race. In one ad, the Venice-based political committee claims Diaz de la Portilla “is completely unfit to hold public office.” The mailer points to his failure to report hundreds of campaign contributions and personal…

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Jose Felix Diaz raises about $450K for SD 40 race

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Rep. Jose Felix Diaz has raised more than $400,000 in the special election to replace Sen. Frank Artiles in Senate District 40. Diaz, a Miami Republican, said his campaign raised about $450,000 — about $280,000 for his official campaign and another $167,000 for Rebuild Florida, his political committee — between May 10 and June 8. “Our goal was to talk to as many people as possible, to reach out to old friends, to see what the momentum was like,” said Diaz.…

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