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Florida House candidate Adam Morley’s on Tinder, but not for the hookups

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Democrat Adam Morley is a longshot in his HD 24 race against incumbent Paul Renner. He has $25 in his campaign account. However, Morley is advertising — on Tinder. Morley set up a Tinder profile, which allows interested parties to contact the candidate by swiping right. We can assume it is a literal swipe right, and not an ideological one. Morley is not going to get to the right of Paul Renner on the issues anytime soon. Morley, married with a baby, isn’t likely to…

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Paul Renner gears up ahead of 2016 re-election bid

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Republican state Rep. Paul Renner may have just joined the Florida House, but already he is getting a taste of the “permanent campaign” that characterizes the chamber. After officially taking office following a swearing-in ceremony on April 7 along with state Rep. Cyndi Stevenson — another electoral beneficiary of the long tail of state Sen. John Thrasher‘s exit from the Legislature in favor of assuming the presidency of Florida State University — Renner filed his re-election paperwork just one month later, on…

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John Thrasher-induced limbo to be resolved in Northeast Florida special elections Tuesday

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The long tail of legislative seat-hopping put into motion when former Sen. John Thrasher decided to resign to become Florida State University’s new president will come to an end Tuesday. Special elections are slated to be held in Senate District 6 — Thrasher’s old seat — as well as House Districts 24 and 17, which Reps. Travis Hutson and “Doc” Renuart were enticed to leave in order to pursue Thrasher’s spot in the upper chamber, respectively. Though somewhat more votes are expected to be cast…

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Travis Hutson, Paul Renner pad campaign accounts in advance of special elections

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As the special election in House District 24 approaches on Tuesday, Paul Renner finishes the campaign with a substantial fundraising lead. The Palm Coast Republican added $56,210 from March 1 through April 2, according to the state Division of Elections. Renner raised $294,340 overall, spending $261,748. HD 24 covers Flagler County and sections of St. Johns and Volusia counties. In the same period, Renner’s Democratic opponent, Adam Morley of St. Augustine, raised $1,506, for an overall total of $4,559. Both…

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Early voting in NE Florida special elections starts today

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The long tail of John Thrasher‘s decision to leave the Senate to assume the presidency of Florida State University will finally come to an end two weeks from now, when special elections to fill the legislative vacancies left in his wake are held on April 7. Early voting in three statehouse special elections begins Saturday March 28 and ends Saturday, April 4 before elections take place the following Tuesday. Voters will take to the polls in Senate District 6, Thrasher’s…

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