Associated Industries makes endorsements in 19 additional legislative races

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The Associated Industries of Florida Political Action Committee (AIFPAC) today announced its endorsement of the following 19 additional candidates running for Florida House seats.

Endorsements in the Primary Election:

House District            Candidate

27                                David Santiago (R)

68                                Frank Farkas (R)

84                                Larry Lee (D)

Endorsements in the Primary and General Elections:

House District            Candidate

24                                Travis Huston (R)

25                                Dave Hood (R)

30                                Scott Plakon (R)

45                                Shannon Currie (D)

46                                Bruce Antone (D)

47                                Bob Brooks (R)

53                                John Tobia (R)

57                                Jake Raburn (R)

58                                Dan Raulerson (R)

63                                Shawn Harrison (R)

67                                Ed Hooper (R)

82                                Carl Domino (R)

87                                Dave Kerner (D)

88                                Bobby Powell (D)

97                                Jared Moskowitz (D)

98                                Katie Edwards (D)    

“Over the last month, the AIFPAC has endorsed worthy candidates whose philosophies not only align with those of the business community, but who have also demonstrated that they have the leadership skills and foresight to do what it takes to move Florida forward,” said Tom Feeney, Associated Industries of Florida President and CEO. “We are proud to stand behind these candidates and look forward to working with each of them to cultivate an environment that spurs business and job growth.”

AIFPAC made endorsements following candidate interviews in six cities and after interviewing more than 130 candidates. Previous endorsements can be found at

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