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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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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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Election dates set for Dan Raulerson’s House seat

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Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday set the dates for elections to fill Hillsborough County’s House District 58, recently vacated by GOP state Rep. Dan Raulerson, who stepped down for health reasons. Scott signed an executive order setting Oct. 10 for the primary election and Dec. 19 for the general election.

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Dan Raulerson resigning from Florida House in August

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Dan Raulerson is resigning from the Florida House. The Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday that the Plant City Republican has announced he will resign his seat effective Aug. 15. The announcement, according to the report, comes about a month after he made public comments critical of House leadership.

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Poll: Alex Diaz de la Portilla leads Jose Felix Diaz, 48% to 12%, in SD 40

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Alex Diaz de la Portilla has a 36-point lead over Jose Felix Diaz in Senate District 40, according to a recent poll. The poll — which was first reported by Marc Caputo of POLITICO Florida — was conducted from May 23 through May 24, and paid for by Diaz de la Portilla’s campaign. The survey polled 400 likely Republican voters, 75 percent of which were Hispanic. According to the poll, 48 percent of respondents said they would pick Diaz de la Portilla,…

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Jose Felix Diaz, six others qualify to run in SD 40 special election

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The race is set. State records show seven candidates — three Republicans, three Democrats and one no party affiliation candidate — have qualified to run in the special election to replace Sen. Frank Artiles in Senate District 40. The one-day qualifying period was set to end at noon Wednesday for the special election. State records show Republicans Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, former state Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla, and Lorenzo Palomares; and Democrats Ana Rivas Logan, Steve Smith, and Annette…

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Jose Felix Diaz to resign from House as part of SD 40 bid

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Rep. Jose Felix Diaz is officially saying goodbye to the Florida House. The Miami Republican sent a letter to the Florida Division of Elections on May 17 resigning from the Florida House effective Sept. 26. Diaz, who is running in the special election to replace Frank Artiles in Senate District 40, sent similar letters to Gov. Rick Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner. Florida law requires candidates who currently hold an elected position to resign their seat in order…

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