Get your checkbooks ready for this week’s legislative fundraisers

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Get your checkbooks ready, PAC chairs and Tallahassee uber-lobbyists, there are a handful of fundraisers for legislative candidates planned for this week, the latest committee week in advance of the legislative session.

Senate Republican leaders are hosting a reception on Tuesday for Sens. Thad Altman, Nancy Detert, Bill Galvano, and Rene Garcia. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at The Governors Club.

The events for House campaigns begin with a fundraiser for redshirt freshman Rep. Mike Hill hosted by Speaker Designate Steve Crisafulli, Speakers-to-be Richard Corcoran and Jose Oliva, and the Florida Realtors. The reception begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Realtors’ office at 200 S. Monroe Street.

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Also on Tuesday is a fundraiser for Rep. Lake Ray hosted by the Crisafulli-Corcoran-Oliva triumvirate as well as Eric Criss, Dale Calhoun, and Keyna Cory. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of the Beer Industry of Florida at 110 South Monroe Street.

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On Wednesday, there is a reception benefiting Rep. Dan Raulerson. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. at The Library of The Governors Club. RSVP to Clay at
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