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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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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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Jose Oliva’s political committee spreads the (financial) love

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In advance of his 2018-20 House Speakership, state Rep. Jose Oliva‘s political committee this year has been sharing the wealth with his friends and allies, campaign finance records accessed Monday show. Most recently, the Miami Lakes Republican’s committee, called Conservative Principles for Florida, gave $1,000 on May 19 to fellow House Republican Jose Felix Diaz’s state Senate run. Diaz is seeking to take the South Florida seat vacated by former Sen. Frank Artiles. On March 7, the committee chipped in…

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Alex Diaz de la Portilla labeled ‘not a conservative’ in new mailer

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A new mailer landing in South Florida mailboxes has labeled Alex Diaz de la Portilla “not a conservative.” The mailer is the second from Making a Better Tomorrow, a Venice-based political committee, targeting Diaz de la Portilla in the special election to replace Sen. Frank Artiles in Senate District 40. “Alex Diax de la Portilla claims to be a conservative, but his record tells a different story,” reads the mailer. Much like an earlier mailer from Making a Better Tomorrow,…

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Two Republicans, one Democrat qualify for HD 116 race

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The race is set. Three candidates qualified to run in the race to replace Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in House District 116. State records show two Republicans, Jose Mallea and Daniel Anthony Perez, and one Democrat, Gabriela Mayaudon qualified to run for the seat. Democrat Ross Hancock, who previously filed to run for the seat, has withdrawn from the race, according to state records. Mallea and Perez will battle it out for their party’s nomination in the July 25 primary.…

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Poll: Alex Diaz de la Portilla leads Jose Felix Diaz, 48% to 12%, in SD 40

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Alex Diaz de la Portilla has a 36-point lead over Jose Felix Diaz in Senate District 40, according to a recent poll. The poll — which was first reported by Marc Caputo of POLITICO Florida — was conducted from May 23 through May 24, and paid for by Diaz de la Portilla’s campaign. The survey polled 400 likely Republican voters, 75 percent of which were Hispanic. According to the poll, 48 percent of respondents said they would pick Diaz de la Portilla,…

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