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Tempers flare in House District 58 special election

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Tempers are flaring in the increasingly hostile Hillsborough County House District 58 contest, as early voting begins in a race marked by accusations of false attacks and heated threats.

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Yvonne Fry fights claims of bad business in increasingly nasty HD 58 primary

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Accusations of bad business are the new line of attack among Republicans in the increasingly nasty House District 58 primary.

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House candidate Lawrence McClure has not voted in a non-presidential primary election, records show

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Presumably, Lawrence McClure will vote for himself in next month’s Republican primary election in House District 58. If so, it would be the first primary election in which the 30-year-old Dover native has voted.

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HD 58 candidate Lawrence McClure says he’s raised $90K in a week

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HD 58 candidate Lawrence McClure says he’s already raised $90,000 for his campaign to take over for Republican Rep. Dan Raulerson, who is stepping down from his seat next week due to health problems. McClure, a Plant City Republican, filed for the seat on the first of the month and said he already has enough petition signatures to qualify for the special election ballot. He also said his campaign was “very proud” of their fundraising effort one week into the…

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Jose Vazquez Figueroa running in HD 58 special election

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Perennial candidate Jose Vazquez Figueroa, who lost to incumbent Republican Dan Raulerson last year, filed Monday to run in the special election to fill House District 58, a Hillsborough County seat, campaign records show. Raulerson is resigning effective Aug. 15, citing ongoing health problems. Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order setting Oct. 10 for the primary and Dec. 19 for the general election.

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Plaintiff misses hearing in ‘Wite-Out’ case against Dan Raulerson

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It’s always a bad sign when a plaintiff doesn’t show up for a hearing in his own lawsuit. Jose N. Vazquez Figueroa was supposed to be in the Leon County Courthouse Wednesday morning to explain why he should win his suit against state Rep. Dan Raulerson. Vazquez, who is representing himself, is seeking to disqualify Raulerson, a Plant City Republican, from his re-election this year to his House District 58 seat. Vazquez was his unsuccessful Democratic opponent. His suit says…

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No action taken in Dan Raulerson ‘Wite-Out’ case

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It’s always a bad sign when a judge says he’s “not sure what we’re supposed to be doing.” Leon County Circuit Judge Charles W. Dodson took no action Tuesday in a hearing on a case seeking to disqualify state Rep. Dan Raulerson from running for re-election to his House District 58 seat. His Democratic opponent, Jose N. Vazquez Figueroa, sued because Raulerson’s notary had incorrectly used “correction fluid” on his filing paperwork. But Vazquez, who is representing himself, didn’t make clear the purpose for Tuesday’s…

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