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Jack Latvala’s raisin’ money like it’s 1999

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Damn, Jack’s back. Not so former Senator Jack Latvala raised $229,750 in his first quarter back on the campaign trail. $229,750! He’s on pace to outraise Marco Rubio, maybe even some of the other major statewide candidates. Not that it much matters, but he’s got $223K still left on hand, meaning Jack’s running a tight ship.

Memo to Nina Hayden: please, please reconsider your bid for the state Senate. We love you on the Pinellas School Board. And if you run for the Legislature, you are going to get outspent ten to one by the most moderate Republican state senator this side of Curt Kiser and Sandy Safley.

This isn’t about the good fight, this is about taking away resources from other Democratic candidates who have a chance at winning. Please, Nina, reconsider

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