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Wilton Simpson’s committee raised $209K in September

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Future Senate President Wilton Simpson brought in more than $200,000 through his political committee last month, and forked over half that sum to the committee supporting GOP candidates for state senate.

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‘You’re more partisan than me,’ says Rick Baker about Rick Kriseman — and vice versa

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Rick Baker knew for months that Rick Kriseman was going to attack him as an out-of-step Republican in a Democratically friendly city, even before entering the mayoral campaign last month. During his campaign kickoff announcement, the former St. Petersburg Mayor warned supporters  they’d be getting a dose of such rhetoric from the Kriseman camp: “Because that’s the only thing they have.” But last week, while filing papers for his official re-election run, Kriseman said that a review of who contributed to Seamless…

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Republican Senate leaders raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in run up to primary elections

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Top Senate Republicans raised brought in big hauls through their political committees over the past two weeks according to newly filed finance reports. Between Aug. 13 and Aug. 25, Fort Meyers Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto brought in $142,500 through her “Protect Florida Families” committee, including $50,000 checks from Trilby Sen. Wilton Simpson’s “Jobs for Florida” committee and Sen. Bill Galvano’s “Innovate Florida” committee. Benacquisto’s PAC contributed $200,000 of its balance to “Truth Matters Inc.,” the committee behind ads attacking her primary…

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Easter & Passover, as brought to you by these Florida lobbyists and political associations

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Easter – like the 2016 Legislative Session – came early this year. Feels weird to have it be all over in March, right? The moveable feast dates back to the mid-2nd century A.D. on the Christian calendar and celebrates a redemption and rebirth that Capitol-going advocates of some issues – say, Transportation Network Companies legislation or campus carry – will also hope for in 2017. The Jewish holiday Passover – of which Easter is generally considered the Gentile equivalent –  memorializes the emancipation of Israelites held…

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Jeff Greene outlines ‘Jobs for Florida’ plan

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Today, Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene met with community leaders from the Liberty City District of Miami to tour the economically distressed area and outline “The Jobs for Florida Plan” that will revitalize Florida’s economy and create good paying jobs for residents of the Sunshine State. “After touring the Liberty City neighborhood, it’s clear that career politicians Kendrick Meek, Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio have failed to create jobs,” said Jeff Greene. “Families are struggling, Florida unemployment rate hovers at…

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Jeff Greene outlines ‘Jobs for Florida’ plan

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Today, Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene met with community leaders from the Liberty City District of Miami to tour the economically distressed area and outline “The Jobs for Florida Plan” that will revitalize Florida’s economy and create good paying jobs for residents of the Sunshine State. “After touring the Liberty City neighborhood, it’s clear that career politicians Kendrick Meek, Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio have failed to create jobs,” said Jeff Greene. “Families are struggling, Florida unemployment rate hovers at…

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