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Daniel Perez defeats Jose Mallea in HD 116 GOP primary

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Daniel Anthony Perez is heading to the general. Perez defeated Jose Mallea in the special Republican primary to replace Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in House District 116. Unofficial election results posted to the Florida Division of Elections website show Perez received nearly 55 percent of the vote, compared to Mallea’s 45 percent.

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Jose Mallea releases ad featuring Jeb Bush ahead of HD 116 primary

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Jose Mallea is bringing in some star power — Florida politics, style — in the final days of his special House District 116 primary campaign. On Monday, Mallea campaign released a Spanish-language radio advertisement featuring former Gov. Jeb Bush. The ad comes just one week before the special Republican primary in the race to replace Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, who resigned effective Sept. 26, in House District 116. “Governor Bush is one of Florida’s greatest leaders, and I am honored to…

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Poll: Daniel Perez has 24-point lead over Jose Mallea in HD 116 race

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Daniel Perez has a big lead over Jose Mallea, at least according to one poll of House District 116 voters. But the same survey shows more than half of Republican voters in the South Florida House district remain undecided with about one month to go before the special primary to replace Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, who resigned his seat effective Sept. 26 to run in Senate District 40. The poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates from June 13 to June…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. Off: Parker Aziz is no longer Special Master and attorney for the House Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee. Off: Nikolas Pascual has stepped down as a legislative assistant for the vacant House District 116 seat. Off: Garrett Mann has stopped being the district secretary for Jacksonville Republican State Rep. Jason Fischer. Off: Zachary McCulley is no longer legislative assistant for Pensacola Republican…

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Missing penny almost costs House candidate

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A missing penny nearly cost one Miami-Dade Republican his chance at the ballot. Daniel Anthony Perez, a Miami Republican, is one of two Republicans who qualified Tuesday for the race to replace Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in House District 116. But state records show Perez, who qualified via check, had to submit two checks to the Division of Elections after his first check appeared to be one penny short. According to the Division of Elections, candidates choosing to qualify by…

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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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Rick Scott sets special election dates to fill House seat being vacated by Jose Felix Diaz

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South Florida voters will have more than one race on their ballot this summer. Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Monday calling a special election to replace Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in House District 116. Diaz resigned his seat to run in the special election to replace Sen. Frank Artiles in Senate District 40. The House District 116 special primary will be held on July 25, with the special general election scheduled for Sept. 26. Those are the same…

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