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Ardian Zika raises $100K in first month of campaigning for HD 37

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House District 37 hopeful Ardian Zika raised more than $100,000 last month, putting him far ahead of the other candidates vying for the Pasco County seat held by termed-out House Speaker Richard Corcoran.

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Adam Putnam campaign banks another $1.3M in July

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Between his campaign and committee, Adam Putnam’s gubernatorial bid is now approaching $17 million in total fundraising, including nearly $1.3 million banked in July.

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Despite end of formal fundraising, Donald Trump to hold breakfast event at Doral Wednesday

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Donald Trump may have said he was scaling back on high-dollar fundraising — ending with a Las Vegas luncheon held last week — but it didn’t mean he wasn’t quite done raising money. The Republican nominee, joined by Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus and former ambassador Mel Sembler, among others, returns to Florida for a breakfast event Wednesday at the Trump National Doral Miami resort. Proceeds will go to boost Trump Victory, an organization Trump established with the RNC to help…

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Anti-medical marijuana campaign prepares to raise money

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The group that opposed and defeated the 2014 proposed medical marijuana constitutional amendment are preparing to raise money to try the same for this year’s initiative. The Drug-Free Florida Committee, a political action committee associated with St. Petersburg Republican financier and business executive Mel Sembler, will begin raising money shortly with hopes to do battle again with Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan‘s United For Care. Sembler told the Tampa Bay Times that he was shooting for $10 million this year, which…

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Fundraising committee supporting Rick Scott raises more than $500K in December

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The political committee supporting Gov. Rick Scott raised more than $500,000 in December, bringing its 2015 fundraising numbers to more than $4 million. Let’s Get to Work raised $518,150 in December, campaign finance records show. The December fundraising totals bring the organizations’ total haul to more than $50 million, much of which has supported Scott’s gubernatorial campaigns. Scott cannot run for re-election in 2018 because of term limits. Big checks at the end of 2015 included $25,000 from Verizon, The…

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Independent business group endorses Dean Asher in SD 13 race

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An independent business group announced Thursday it would endorse Republican candidate Dean Asher in the Senate District 13 race. The National Federation of Independent Businesses, which represents 325,000 small-business owners, announced their support and presented the Orlando-area real estate broker and former Florida Realtors president with a check during a Thursday luncheon. “NFIB represents every independent business in Florida. Where can we go without touching an independent business owner in Florida/” Asher said after accepting a check from the organization.…

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Neal Dunn also says he’s posting $500K+ in fundraising

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Republican Panama City surgeon Neal Dunn, challenging incumbent Democrat Gwen Graham for her 2nd Congressional District seat, on Monday said his campaign “will file with over $500,000 in his first seven weeks as a candidate – a new record” in that district. Dunn’s campaign said it had raised “more than $450,000 in contributions and (Dunn) personally added $50,000 to his campaign during the third quarter of 2016,” according to a press release. At the same time, Graham’s campaign said it too had…

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