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More anti-Yvonne Fry flyers hit Hillsborough mailboxes

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Another wave of mailers went out in Hillsborough County blasting HD 58 Republican candidate Yvonne Fry for her alleged lack of conservative bona fides.

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Early voting begins for Hillsborough special elections

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Early voting started Friday and will continue through Oct. 7 for a pair of special elections in Hillsborough County, one that could determine Temple Terrace’s next mayor and another to decide the GOP nominee in HD 58.

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Lawrence McClure crosses $100K raised threshold in HD 58 special election

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The two GOP candidates running to replace retired Rep. Dan Raulerson in House District 58 raised a combined $169,000 between Aug. 1 and Sept. 7 according to newly filed campaign finance reports. Plant City businessman Lawrence McClure, 30, brought in the bulk of the money, with his first campaign finance report showing $107,205 in contributions as well as $39,654 in expenditures, leaving him with $67,550 in the bank.

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NRA endorses Lawrence McClure in HD 58

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Republican candidate Lawrence McClure, running in the special election for House District 58, has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association to replace previous state Rep. Dan Raulerson. McClure, a Hillsborough County Farm Board Bureau board member from Dover, is running against Plant City businesswoman Yvonne Fry in the GOP primary, which takes place Oct. 10. “Lawrence McClure has an ‘A’ rating and is the only candidate in this race endorsed by the NRA and he is the only candidate who honestly supports Second Amendment rights,” said…

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Ahmad Saadaldin officially enters HD 58 special election race

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While much of the focus on the House District 58 special election is fixated on the duel between Republicans Yvonne Fry and Lawrence McClure, the winner of next month’s primary will still have to win the general election in December. One of those others seeking to replace Republican Dan Raulerson will be progressive Ahmad Hussar Saadaldin, now officially running as a non-party-affiliated candidate.

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Unconventional Green Party candidate Shawn Mathis Gilliam files for HD 58 race

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As a member of an alternative third party, Shawn Gilliam’s worldview and ideology are not easily explained; it could make it hard to break through with voters in House District 58. The 32-year-old Plant City resident recently filed to run for the seat currently held by Plant City Republican Dan Raulerson. A recent convert to the Green Party, he does not agree with their stance in support of medical marijuana, saying its effects are too negative for the body. While raised as a Christian,…

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