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Tuesday could be one of the important days of the 2025 Legislative Session

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When the history of the 2025-26 Legislative Sessions is written — undoubtedly Tallahassee Democrat reporter Bill Cottrell will be on his sixth retirement by then — what transpired July 25, 2017, may play a definitive role.

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Jose Mallea raises more than $50K toward HD 116 race

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Jose Mallea brought in more than $50,000 in his race to replace Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in House District 116. State records show Mallea, a Miami-Dade Republican, raised $50,640 between May 22 and June 8, bring his total raised to $140,156. Mallea faces Daniel Anthony Perez in the July 25 special primary to replace Diaz, who resigned effective Sept. 26 to run in the Senate District 40 special election. Top contributors during the fundraising period include Andrew Card, who served…

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Missing penny almost costs House candidate

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A missing penny nearly cost one Miami-Dade Republican his chance at the ballot. Daniel Anthony Perez, a Miami Republican, is one of two Republicans who qualified Tuesday for the race to replace Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in House District 116. But state records show Perez, who qualified via check, had to submit two checks to the Division of Elections after his first check appeared to be one penny short. According to the Division of Elections, candidates choosing to qualify by…

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Two Republicans, one Democrat qualify for HD 116 race

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The race is set. Three candidates qualified to run in the race to replace Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in House District 116. State records show two Republicans, Jose Mallea and Daniel Anthony Perez, and one Democrat, Gabriela Mayaudon qualified to run for the seat. Democrat Ross Hancock, who previously filed to run for the seat, has withdrawn from the race, according to state records. Mallea and Perez will battle it out for their party’s nomination in the July 25 primary.…

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Jose Mallea raises $50K in three weeks in HD 116 race

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Jose Mallea is starting off his state House run strong, raising more than $50,000 in three weeks his campaign announced Wednesday. The Miami Republican announced in March he was running to replace Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in House District 116. According to Mallea’s campaign, he raised $50,000 since filing to run for office on March 9. Campaign finance records weren’t immediately available on the state’s Division of Elections website. “We are off to a strong start,” said Mallea. “I’m so…

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