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Florida Chamber of Commerce unveils latest round of endorsements

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce rolled out another round of endorsements Thursday, picking candidates in 34 races across the state.

The endorsements marked the second round of endorsements issued this election cycle, and are part of the organization’s help elect candidates who support economic growth

“Now more than ever, we are reminded that Florida is in a position to lead if we are brave enough to choose those who will put Florida’s long-term needs first,” said Marian Johnson, senior vice president of political operations for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “We believe each Florida Chamber endorsed candidate will use their unique perspective to help grow jobs and economic opportunity for Floridians, and continue to make Florida the best play to visit, live, work and play.”

In the Florida Senate, the Chamber of Commerce endorsed Republican Doug Broxson in Senate District 1; Republican Keith Perry in Senate District 8; Republican Dean Asher in Senate District 13; Democrat Bob Healy, Jr. in Senate District 18; Republican Dana Young in Senate District 18; and Democrat Kevin Rader in Senate 29.

In the Florida House, the Florida Chamber endorsed Republican Frank White in House District 1; Republican Jayer Williamson in House District 3; Republican Sheri Treadwell in House District 11; Republican Clay Yarborough in House District 12; Republican Dick Kravitz in House District 16; Republican Bobby Payne in House District 19; Republican Chuck Clemons in House District 21; Republican Stanley McClain, Jr. in House District 23; Republican Tom Leek in House District 25; Republican Sam Killebrew in House District 41; Democrat Ricardo Rangel in House District 43; Republican Brian Hodgers in House District 52; Republican Randy Fine in House District 53; Republican Lange Sykes in House District 54; Republican Rebecca Smith in House District 60; Democrat Dianne Hart in House District 61; Democrat Ben Diamond in House District 68; Democrat Wengay Newton, Sr. in House District 70; Republican Alex Miller in House District 72; Republican Joe Gruthers in House District 73; Republican Byron Donalds in House District 80; Democrat David Silvers in House District 87; Democrat Al Jacquet in House District 88; Republican Bob Rommel in House District 106; Democrat Hermant “Hentry” Patel in House District 108; Democrat Nick Duran in House District 112; Republican John Couriel in House District 114; and Republican David Rivera in House District 118.

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