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Matt Gaetz wins appeal for northwest Florida skydiving business

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Congressman Matt Gaetz, also an attorney, has won an appeal that should allow a Walton County couple to continue operating a skydiving business on their 290-acre farm near Paxton. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal issued its unanimous decision Tuesday for James and Melanie Nipper. He “had a distinguished career as a U.S. Army Paratrooper and member of the elite Golden Knights parachute team from 1981-1997;” she “was an Army pilot,” the opinion said. They have since retired from…

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North Florida Neighbors funds media buy for Matt Gaetz

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As the clock ticks down to Tuesday’s primary election, a super PAC backing Matt Gaetz in Florida’s 1st Congressional District has made another media buy to support his candidacy. Campaign finance records show that North Florida Neighbors paid Dallas’ Scott Howell & Co.advertising firm a little more than $24,000 last Thursday. The group recently financed a pro-Gaetz spot burnishing his conservative bona fides on veterans’ advocacy and anti-terrorism. The deeply conservative 1st District in the state’s Panhandle is home to Hurlburt Field, Eglin AFB and the Pensacola Naval Air Station, home of the Blue…

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Matt Gaetz releases latest TV ad

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Matt Gaetz released his latest ad, called “Veterans,” on Monday. He’s aiming to win Florida’s conservative-leaning 1st Congressional District in the Panhandle, home to Hurlburt Field, Eglin AFB and the Pensacola Naval Air Station, home of the Blue Angels. The district “is home to some of our nation’s most important military installations and thousands of brave men and women who serve and who have served in uniform,” Gaetz said in a statement. The Republican state Representative from Fort Walton Beach, and Greg Evers, a GOP state Senator…

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