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Report: Greg Steube sponsored legislation that benefited his employer

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Rep. Greg Steube sponsored legislation in 2013 that financially benefited his law firm. Steube, a Sarasota Republican, sponsored legislation in 2013 that created the framework that allows local governments to develop public private partnerships, often called PPPs. POLITICO Florida reported that the law also benefited Steube’s employer. Steube is an attorney with Becker & Poliakoff, and according to POLITICO Florida, the firm has 13 Florida offices or businesses tied to the PPP industry. The firm’s chief operating officer was appointed…

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Doug Holder leads crowded Republican field in SD 23

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Doug Holder would come out on top in Senate District 23 if the Republican primary were held today. A new survey from St. Pete Polls found Holder would receive nearly 29 percent of the vote, besting a crowded Republican field. The study — which was commissioned by Florida Politics and conducted on July 26 — found Greg Steube would come in second with 23 percent of the vote, followed by Nora Patterson with 20 percent. Ray Pilon comes in fourth with 9…

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New College Professor Frank Alcock enters SD 23 race

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Frank Alcock, a college professor at New College of Florida in Sarasota, announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Florida Senate’s District 23. SD 23 is an open seat being vacated by GOP incumbent Nancy Detert. Alcock has been a full-time faculty member at New College since 2003, teaching courses on world politics and environmental studies. He also served as Director of a Marine Policy Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory, and before spent five years as a policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Energy.…

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Nora Patterson announces more than 150 local endorsements in SD 23 race

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Republican Senate District 23 candidate Nora Patterson announced Wednesday that she had received endorsements from more than 150 from local leaders. “It hasn’t always been easy finding common ground on issues of concern. But I’ve learned that standing on principle and working for solutions, not grandstanding, gets the job done for the people. Standing on principle doesn’t sit well with the lobbyists and special interests, but I don’t work for them, I work for the people – always have, always…

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Money flows in Southwest Florida House races

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Money is flowing in Southwest Florida, with Republican state Reps. Jim Boyd, Ray Pilon and Greg Steube each posting their best fundraising reports since the start of the 2015 session. Boyd, currently running unopposed in House District 71, added $39,000 in contributions last month, raising his on-hand cash to $56,246 for his fourth and final House campaign. The total includes 23 maximum checks of $1,000, four of which came from insurance company GEICO and its subsidiaries. Steube raised $23,465, bringing…

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Legislative field continues to shape up with new entrants in SD 33, HD 41, and HD 118

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Since we last checked in with the state of the Florida legislative field, a number of new candidates have entered the fray and brought statehouse watchers a more complete picture of what to expect next spring when both parties will dive headlong into full-on campaign mode. Let’s take a quick look at Division of Elections filing activity around the state. Lauren Book received a rollout fit for an instant frontrunner when she announced her bid for the SD 33 seat held by term-limited state Sen.…

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Race to replace Nancy Detert heats up, 3 years out

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More than three years out, the race to take over for Venice Republican Sen. Nancy Detert is heating up. Republican Nora Patterson jumped into the Senate District 28 race Monday, making her the second candidate in the race after former District 74 Rep. Doug Holder filed in January 2013. Patterson is a former member of the Sarasota county and city commissions and has also served city’s mayor. Patterson’s long political career and name recognition undoubtedly gives her good footing in…

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