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Frank Artiles maintains strong fundraising edge in SD 40

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Republican Rep. Frank Artiles held a strong fundraising edge in the SD 40 race with $183,000 on hand the week before Florida’s primary election. Although Artiles did not face a primary challenger, he brought in $25,720 and spent $48,450 between Aug. 13 and Aug. 25. Expenses mainly went toward canvassing and printing, including more than $20,000 in payments to Miami-based Green Point Group and another $6,500 to Doral-based Vision Concepts Ink. At the end of the reporting period, he had…

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Donald Trump seeks distance from donation supporting Pam Bondi

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Donald Trump spoke to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before his charity cut a 2013 check to support her re-election effort, but his campaign said Tuesday the two never discussed whether her office would join a lawsuit against Trump University. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks clarified details of the conversation one day after the Republican presidential candidate said he never spoke to Bondi about the issue, without providing specifics. Bondi, also a Republican, has endorsed Trump’s White House bid. “I never…

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Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell challenging Anitere Flores in SD 39

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It’s official: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is running in Senate District 39. Mucarsel-Powell filed to run for the seat on Thursday, one day before the end of qualifying. State records show she qualified for the race by Friday’s noon deadline. She will face Republican Anitere Flores in November. “I’m running for the Florida Senate to fight for the needs of everyday people – to fight for fairness – to fight for what’s right,” said Mucarsel-Powell in a statement Friday. “I see a…

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Anitere Flores leads Senate pack in latest fundraising

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Miami Republican Sen. Anitere Flores announced Wednesday that she raised more than $250,000 last month between her campaign and political committee. “I am humbled and overwhelmed by the continued support our campaign has received, not only door-to-door in the community, but also by financial support within the region and our district,” Flores said. “Every dollar raised equates to direct voter contact and increasing our ability to get out our message and meeting our goals for our campaign.  We are fighting…

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David Richardson makes way for Gwen Margolis, will seek House seat in 2016

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State Rep. David Richardson ruffled more than a few Democratic feathers in Miami when he filed paperwork to replace state Sen. Gwen Margolis in Miami’s SD 35 before it was clear she wanted to leave it. Richardson’s new solution? Run for both. As first reported by Ladra in the Political Cortadito, Richardson has backed off his initial plans to run for the Senate in 2016 — before Margolis, a former Senate president and its longest-serving current member, is termed out — and instead…

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Andrew Korge kicks off state Senate campaign with pol-studded fundraiser

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In what is shaping up to be an expensive battle to succeed former Senate President Gwen Margolis in District 35, Andrew Korge starts his campaign with a fundraiser with an impressive roster of supporters filled with major Democratic contributors and elected officials from all over Miami-Dade. Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, Cutler Bay Mayor Peggy Bell, South Miami Mayor Phillip Stoddard and Palm Beach State Attorney Dave Aronberg are among the 25 current and former electeds on the host committee, which is still in formation. A copy of the invitation…

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Andrew Korge files for 2020 state Senate run; South Florida dominos set to fall

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The rumors have flown about Senate District 35 for almost a year now — will former Senate President Gwen Margolis call it quits before she terms out? Does she have a deal with Andrew Korge? Is Rep. David Richardson trying to push the Dean of the Senate out of her seat by brandishing his plans to run for her seat around Miami? Today’s news might not answer all of that, but we do know this: “I’m running because I’m sick of Miami issues getting ignored in…

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