More news and notes about the latest fundraising reports from local candidates

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What a wonderful day to run a blog. There’s Rick Scott’s State of the State speech, the New Hampshire primary and, not to be overlooked, the release of fundraising reports for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Here are some interesting news and notes (as they come in) from the latest fundraising reports from Tampa Bay and Florida candidates:

Rep. Larry Ahern raised $17, 359; overall total is $81,109; has spent $8,125.

Rep. Jeff Brandes raised $25,166; overall total is $122,575; has spent $25,478.

Rep. Ed Hooper raised $35,108; overall total is $62,105; has spent $4,006.

Rep. Rick Kriseman raised $7,175; overall total is $24,650; has spent $3,495.

Rep. Peter Nehr raised $20,100; overall total is $56,498; has spent $11,998.
Rep. Will Weatherford raised $130,400; overall total is $397,150; has spent $51,730.
State Senate candidate Jim Frishe raised$44,325; overall total is $159,514l has spent $30,933.
State Senate candidate Bill Galvano raised $42,945; overall total is $348,104; has spent $136,742.
State Senate candidate John Legg raised $35,246; overall total is $143,996; has spent $24,332.

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