Florida Chamber announces additional endorsements in legislative races

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce today announces its latest round of endorsements for candidates for the Florida Legislature that it believes support free enterprise principles and market solutions.

So far in this election cycle, candidates endorsed by the Florida Chamber have had outstanding success across the Sunshine State.

Candidates backed by the Florida Chamber have prevailed in 63 out of 73 contests (86 percent) including 39 out of 49 competitive primary races on August 14.

“Voters across Florida are supporting candidates who understand we are at a crossroads and who are calling for bold solutions to get Floridians back to work,” said Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President of Political Operations for the Florida Chamber. “The Florida Chamber will continue to help candidates who share our commitment to economic growth.”

Below is the listing of the new Florida Chamber candidate endorsements. See here for a full list of Florida Chamber endorsements for both Senate and House candidates.

SENATE – New Candidates:

Jeff Brandes, R – SD 22

Tom Lee, R – SD 24

Bill Galvano, R – SD 26

HOUSE – New Candidates:

Halsey Beshears, R – HD 7

Ross Spano, R – HD 59

Kathleen Peters, R – HD 69

MaryLynn Magar, R – HD 82

Jared E. Moskowitz, D – HD 97

Richard Stark, D – HD 104

Alex Diaz de la Portilla, R – HD 112

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