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Al Hoffman gives $25,000 to Drug-Free Florida

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“Drug-Free Florida” received a financial boost from a former ambassador in August. Campaign finance records show the group received $25,000 from Al Hoffman between Aug. 27 and Sept. 2. The contribution was the only one “Drug-Free Florida” reported receiving during the one-week reporting period. Hoffman, the former chair of the WCI Communities and a past ambassador to Portugal, was among the top backers of the opposition campaign in 2014, giving it $25,000 in June of that year. “Drug-Free Florida” ran…

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Data: Nearly five dozen give a third of all 2016 campaign cash

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It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks. One check, from one donor, topped those results. New York hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer‘s $11 million gift to a group backing the Texas Republican’s White House bid put him atop a tiny group of millionaires and billionaires whose contributions already dwarf those…

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Al Hoffman asks Charlie Crist for his money back. Are the Semblers next?

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Developer Al Hoffman, a major GOP donor who recently moved from Fort Myers to North Palm Beach, asked Gov. Charlie Crist to return the $9,600 he and his wife gave to Crist’s U.S. Senate campaign. Why? Two words: Jim Greer. Hoffman was among the donors who pressured Crist to dump his handpicked chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. “I lost my confidence in Charlie’s leadership ability simply because he looked the other way when so many people were warning…

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