Get your checkbooks ready: Several fundraisers planned for legislative, local candidates 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. Here’s a partial lineup:

Monday is a busy day, with a major fundraiser for Larry Ahern…

…a fundraiser in Tallahassee for Mike Fasano and…

and an event for Scott Plakon in Tallahassee.

On Tuesday, Dana Young has an event scheduled with a pretty impressive host committee:

She may not be running for the Legislature, but Kathryn Starkey is one of the better candidates running regardless of office. She has an a kick-off party scheduled for Thursday:

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