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John Thrasher-induced limbo to be resolved in Northeast Florida special elections Tuesday

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The long tail of legislative seat-hopping put into motion when former Sen. John Thrasher decided to resign to become Florida State University’s new president will come to an end Tuesday. Special elections are slated to be held in Senate District 6 — Thrasher’s old seat — as well as House Districts 24 and 17, which Reps. Travis Hutson and “Doc” Renuart were enticed to leave in order to pursue Thrasher’s spot in the upper chamber, respectively. Though somewhat more votes are expected to be cast…

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Travis Hutson, Paul Renner pad campaign accounts in advance of special elections

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As the special election in House District 24 approaches on Tuesday, Paul Renner finishes the campaign with a substantial fundraising lead. The Palm Coast Republican added $56,210 from March 1 through April 2, according to the state Division of Elections. Renner raised $294,340 overall, spending $261,748. HD 24 covers Flagler County and sections of St. Johns and Volusia counties. In the same period, Renner’s Democratic opponent, Adam Morley of St. Augustine, raised $1,506, for an overall total of $4,559. Both…

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