Get your checkbooks ready: Several fundraisers for legislative candidates planned for this week

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Get your checkbooks ready, PAC chairs and Tallahassee uber-lobbyists, there are several fundraisers for legislative candidates planned for this week. Why? Because this week is as soon a candidate could reasonably plan an event after the legislative session ended last month. Here’s a partial lineup.

Kathleen Peters, challenger to Rick Kriseman, has a very nice event scheduled in Pinellas:

On Tuesday, legislative candidate Bob Brooks has an event planned at the Florida Retail Federation:

On Wednesday, Speaker Designate Will Weatherford hosts an event for incumbent Republican Jeff Brandes:

Also on Wednesday, the much-talked-about HeatherFitzenhagen has a fundraiser scheduled:

Fizenhagen’s neighbor, Dane Eagle, has an event planned for Friday:

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