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Thom Barnhorn leads in fundraising in Seminole City Council race

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Incumbent Thom Barnhorn is the clear winner when it comes to raising funds to run for re-election to the Seminole City Council. Barnhorn has raised $6,255, according to the latest filings with the Seminole city clerk’s office. Jim Quinn, the other incumbent in the race, has raised $3,250. Tom Christy trails far behind with $237. A bit more than half Barnhorn’s funds — $3,500 — come from his own pockets. But he’s also received donations from former Seminole council member…

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Charlie Justice narrows fundraising gap with Mike Mikurak

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With only three weeks to go before the election, Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice has narrowed the fundraising gap between him and challenger Mike Mikurak. And thus far, Justice has spent sparingly. With about $44,633 in campaign expenditures, he’s spent about half the $96,748 Mikurak has put into the race. During the first seven days of this month, Justice raised $3,840. Among his donors was Dan Hester, a former Seminole City Council member, who founded Meow Now. Meow Now is…

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Leslie Waters raising money by the bucketload

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Leslie Waters, a former Republican member of the state House of Representatives who termed out of office, has been a fundraising machine. As of the last reporting deadline, she has raised $8,150, more than double the $3,495 that incumbent Tom Barnhorn has raised. Waters has also drawn heavily on her Republican pals in her run for this nonpartisan seat: the Belleair Women’s Republican Club ($500), the Suncoast Republican Women’s Club ($100), and the St. Petersburg Republican Club ($100). Waters also…

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