Get your checkbooks ready for several political fundraisers this week

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Get your checkbooks ready, PAC chairs and uber-lobbyists, there are several fundraisers for political candidates planned for this week.

Here’s a partial rundown:

Joe Wicker is running for Florida House of Representatives, District 59, and on Tuesday, June 19, State Rep. Shawn Harrison, State Rep. Greg Steube and Hillsborough County commissioner Al Higginbotham and Mark Sharpe will join Wicker and his other supporters at a reception hosted by Corcoran & Johnston. The event will be held at the Tampa Club from 5:30pm – 7pm.

Please RSVP to Michelle at (813) 527-0172 or [email protected] The Tampa Club is located at 101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 4200 in Tampa.

Also on Tuesday, in Longwood, “Physicians for Plakon” will bring together Florida’s medical and professional community to thank Rep. Scott Plakon for the bold leadership he has shown for the betterment of our state and the health care of its citizens.

Representative Plakon has established himself as a leader in the Legislature when it comes to standing up for and protecting the rights of patients and doctors to freely receive and provide medical services. An article titled “Plakon v Castor-Dentel is a marquee House race” appears in the print edition of Sunday’s Orlando Sentinel.

Bob Henriquez is holding his campaign kickoff on Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Restaurant.

On Thursday, there is an event at the Tampa Club for Jake Raburn:

Also on Thursday, CFO Jeff Atwater and State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto are among those hosting a West Palm Beach fundraiser for northeast Florida Congressional candidate Ron DeSantis.

Another event on Thursday, for those of you in Tallahassee:

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.