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Ritch Workman combines holiday cheer with political checks

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State Rep. Ritch Workman, the Melbourne Republican and House Rules chairman, is inviting his Tallahassee friends – read “lobbyists” – to a “good old-fashioned Christmas party.” The hope is they’ll bring their checkbooks, though that’s “not required.” In an email sent this month, Workman said he’d “made a lot of friends in this process (but) usually our ‘fellowship’ is at a typical fundraising event.” He was first elected in 2008 and is thus term-limited next year. “Well, once a year I want to do…

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Southern Strategy Group sets holiday mood with first-ever Tampa Christmas Party

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Florida may not always look a lot like Christmas, but that doesn’t mean Tampa Bay won’t have an abundance of holiday cheer. Known for its festive, politically timely Christmas Cards, Southern Strategy Group – Tallahassee’s leading lobbying house – is adding a more personal “jingle and mingle” this year with its inaugural Tampa Bay Christmas Party, scheduled Monday, Dec. 7. The event begins 5:30 p.m. at the Fifth Third Building, 201 East Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1450 in Tampa. During the festivities,…

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