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Negative ad blitz sank Matt Hudson in Senate District 28

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A barrage of negative advertising was likely a key contributor to Rep. Matt Hudson’s defeat in Senate District 28. A Naples Republican and longtime state legislator, Hudson entered the race to replace Sen. Garrett Richter with a massive fundraising lead. Ultimately, he raised nearly $1.5 million between his official campaign account and political committee. But the war chest wasn’t enough to beat back the effects of a negative ad blitz, funded largely by groups with ties to the Florida Medical…

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