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HD 58 candidate Yvonne Fry touts endorsement from Al Higginbotham

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HD 58 Republican candidate Yvonne Fry picked up an endorsement Wednesday from Hillsborough County commissioner and former county Republican Party chair Al Higginbotham.

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Joe Henderson: As Dan Raulerson leaves HD 58, only question is which Republican replaces him

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Today marks the end of Dan Raulerson’s five years in the Florida House representing District 58. He is stepping down following recent back surgery and to concentrate on his local accounting business in Plant City. As he told me during a recent chit-chat, “I’ve got to make a buck.”

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Tampa Bay-area lawmakers, Lawrence McClure buddy up for joint fundraiser Sept. 20

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Three Republican lawmakers and the leading GOP candidate in HD 58 will hold a joint fundraiser Sept. 20 in San Antonio, Fla.  

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Michael Steinberg signs on to Jose Vazquez Figueroa’s campaign

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Michael Steinberg, a Tampa lawyer and former Democratic political candidate, says he’s volunteered to be campaign treasurer for Jose Vazquez Figueroa, the Democrat running in the House District 58 special election. “I support him because I know he’ll support all the Democratic Party’s issues,” Steinberg tells SaintPetersblog. “I also know how hard it is as a candidate and want him to be on top of all the paperwork.” Steinberg—who specializes in Social Security disability claims—has run unsuccessfully for the state Legislature,…

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Ross Spano endorses Yvonne Fry in House District 58 contest

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Ross Spano, who represents the Greater Brandon area in the House of Representatives, is endorsing Plant City businesswoman Yvonne Fry in the House District 58 special election. “Yvonne Fry is the most qualified and well-prepared candidate to serve the residents of District 58,” Spano said on Friday. “We share a focus on education and small business issues. While I have been working to address these issues in Tallahassee, she has been hard at work here at home.

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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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Lawrence McClure collects enough signatures to qualify for ballot in HD 58 special election

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Lawrence McClure, the Plant City Republican who announced last week that he was entering the special election in House District 58 to succeed Dan Raulerson, has qualified for the ballot by petition his campaign announced Wednesday. “It’s humbling to have hundreds of voters from across our community respond so enthusiastically to our campaign and the conservative principles we stand for and believe in,” McClure said. “I’m excited for the coming weeks where we will continue to spread our conservative message…

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