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Former aide to Bill Young, Iraq war veteran Alan Suskey passes on run in House District 51

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When news first broke that Connie Deneault was dropping out of the race for House District 52 and that political newcomer Jeff Brandes would take up the GOP standard, a corollary story developed about the Republican Party recruiting a “serious” candidate to challenge Democratic incumbent Janet Long in House District 51.  Evidently, the RPOF was not especially enthusiastic about either of the current of the candidates Larry Ahern or Dawn Thompson.  So who was this “serious” candidate?  And would they,…

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In wake of Connie Deneault’s withdrawal, former U.S. Army officer Jeff Brandes files to run against Bill Heller in H-52

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Press release from Jeff Brandes, the brand spanking new candidate in House District 52: Today local businessman, and former U.S. Army Officer, Jeff Brandes announced his candidacy for State House District 52, challenging incumbent Democrat Representative Bill Heller. – As his motivation for running, Brandes cited the need for a representative with real world business experience, and a proven record of getting results, to help jump- start Florida’s economy. – “I am on a mission…to get Florida moving again,” Brandes…

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In wake of Connie Deneault’s withdrawal, former U.S. Army officer Jeff Brandes files to run against Bill Heller in H-52

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Press release from Jeff Brandes, the brand spanking new candidate in House District 52: Today local businessman, and former U.S. Army officer, Jeff Brandes announced his candidacy for state House District 52, challenging incumbent Democrat Representative Bill Heller. – As his motivation for running, Brandes cited the need for a representative with real world business experience, and a proven record of getting results, to help jump- start Florida’s economy. – “I am on a mission…to get Florida moving again,” Brandes…

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Connie Deneault dropping out of race for House District 52 ***updated*** for health reasons

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***Update – 9:07 a.m. – Just got off the phone with Deneault’s campaign manager, Bob Esposito, who says Deneault and consultants “still working” on language for press release, which should come around “9 or 10.”  But Esposito stated that this straight-shooting Deneault isn’t dropping out for any other reason than health concerns. Spoke with a source affiliated but not directly working for Connie Deneault’s campaign for House District 52.  Source confirms rumor which started after Adam Smith tweeted: “Hearing one…

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GOP House candidate Connie Deneault already finished with petition drive

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In case Democrats missed my previous posts about how strong a campaign Republican Connie Deneault is running in House District 52, this latest news should serve as a final wake-up call: less than two months after beginning his campaign, Deneault has already completed his petition drive, collecting the requisite 918 petitions needed to qualify for the ballot. Bill Heller and every Democratic operative charged with protecting this seat (that means you Ashley Walker and Steve Schale), this is your wake-up…

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Over 80% of Florida House candidate Connie Deneault’s money is coming from outside District 52

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According to the latest campaign treasurer’s reports, more than 80% of Florida House candidate Connie Deneault’s cash contributions are coming from donors outside of District 52. Deneault raised $51,029 in cash contributions with $41,058 coming from donors who don’t even live in House District 52 – a disproportionately high number even by state legislative campaign standards.

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Over 80% of Florida House candidate Connie Deneault’s money is coming from outside District 52

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According to the latest campaign treasurer’s reports, more than 80% of Florida House candidate Connie Deneault’s cash contributions are coming from donors outside of District 52. Deneault raised $51,029 in cash contributions with $41,058 coming from donors who don’t even live in House District 52 – a disproportionately high number even by state legislative campaign standards.

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