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Impressive roster of GOP leaders line up for Ed Hooper fundraiser

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Clearwater Republican Ed Hooper is assembling an impressive number of high-profile state lawmakers for a Tallahassee reception next month. Hooper, a former state representative, is seeking the open Senate District 16 seat currently held by Jack Latvala. Hooper’s campaign fundraiser will be Monday, March 6, from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Governors Club, 202 South Adams Street. The host committee reads like a Who’s Who of GOP state leaders, including Senate President Joe Negron and nearly all the…

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Senate candidates boost campaign coffers despite running unopposed

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They might be running unopposed, but that isn’t stopping Florida Senate candidates from raking in the campaign cash. Campaign finance reports were due Monday. And while there’re several hotly contested races this election cycle, candidates in 19 of the state’s 40 Senate districts are running unopposed. But that isn’t stopping them building up their campaign coffers. Senate District 5 —Sen. Rob Bradley has created one of the largest campaign war chests this election cycle. The Fleming Island Republican is running…

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Federation of Manufactured Home Owners backs Jack Latvala for Senate

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The Federation of Manufactured Home Owners of Florida (FMO) has endorsed Jack Latvala for state Senate. The FMO is the largest organization of mobile home residents in Florida. “I am pleased to learn that you have qualified by petition to run for the Florida Senate in District 16. This is a tribute to your previous public service in the Senate and your future constituents understand the value of returning you to the Legislature” said Charlie Gallagher, president, Federation of Manufactured…

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Tampa Bay Campaign Weekender

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Jack Latvala, a Republican candidate for Senate District 16, will be attending Off the Record Political Happy Hour on Friday. The event is Datz Deli – MacDill & Bay to Bay and begins at 6:00 p.m. Russ Patterson, a Democratic candidate for House District 60, will be canvassing for petitions on Saturday. His volunteers will be meeting at Cafe Kili on east Fowler Avenue at 1:00 p.m. Kathryn Starkey, a Republican candidate for House District 45, will be collecting petitions…

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St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker endorses Jack Latvala for Senate District 16

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker today announced his endorsement of Jack Latvala for the Florida Senate, District 16 in the 2010 election. “Jack Latvala has valuable experience that will benefit our region in Tallahassee. He accomplished many things for the Tampa Bay area and the state as a whole when he served in the Senate from 1994-2002. He was the driving force to end the water wars in the Tampa Bay area, he was a champion for the environment, and…

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Jack Latvala earns another major endorsement in campaign for S-16, this time winning the support of the NFIB

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The National Federation of Independent Business, Florida’s leading small-business association, announced its endorsement of Jack Latvala for Senate District 16. “NFIB supports Jack Latvala because he has the best interests of business owners in mind,” NFIB/Florida Executive Director Bill Herrle said. “He has proven his dedication to Florida and small business in the past, and as a small business owner, he knows what’s best for small business in this tough economy.” Latvala stated: “I am honored to earn NFIB’s endorsement…

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Frank Farkas: Senate Prez Fight Far From Over

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From the Buzz: State Rep. Frank Farkas, the St. Petersburg Republican vying with Kim Berfield for the Senate District 16 GOP nomination, taped a “Political Connections” interview yesterday that will air in Tampa Bay Sunday at 11 a.m. on Bay News 9. Afterward, we asked his take on the Alex Villalobos/Jeff Atwater battle over the Senate presidency in 2008. Farkas switched his pledge from Villalobos to Atwater (who has Berfield’s too), but said he couldn’t predict with certainty who would…

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