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Dena Minning raises $160K in first quarter in her CD 9 run

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Dr. Dena Minning has raised more than $160,000 in the first quarter of her Congressional campaign in the Orlando-based Congressional District 9, her campaign announced Tuesday. Minning, a biomedical researcher who is engaged to marry the district’s incumbent, Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando, ends the quarter with more than $275,000 in the bank, her campaign announced. That likely puts her in a very competitive position with her two top rivals for the Democratic nomination in that district, state…

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Susannah Randolph takes on Congressional run with deep knowledge

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Want the boss’ job? For Susannah Randolph, you run for it. Randolph, 41, an Orlando Democrat, has been the district director for Congressman Alan Grayson … both times. Now that Grayson, an Orlando Democrat, is running for the U.S. Senate, Randolph is running for his seat from Florida’s 9th Congressional District. Democrats actually have a congressional district in the 9th where they can have a crowded primary instead of the often one lone, unknown Democratic candidate taking a roll of…

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Rick Kriseman to host Sarasota fundraiser for Susannah Randolph in CD9 race

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is the featured host for a Sarasota fundraiser later this month for Susannah Randolph, the Democratic candidate for Florida’s 9th Congressional District. “Susannah Randolph has a strong record of fighting for Florida’s middle class, seniors, and the environment,”  Kriseman says in the announcement. “I am proud to support her and Central Florida needs and deserves a fighter for fairness like her.” In one of the most intriguing congressional primaries in the nation, Randolph is seeking to replace incumbent Alan Grayson, who…

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Email insights: Republicans scared of Susannah Randolph?

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The progressive Orlando-based Randolph political machine cranked up Monday afternoon, circulating an email that seeks to raise money off of recent attacks by a local conservative blogger. The missive — entitled “Who’s Afraid of Susannah Randolph?” after the Edward Albee classic — cites a post last week by Tea Partier Tom Tillison as a sign from enemy quarters that belies the candidate’s strength. “Of course, there was nothing new or novel about these conservative attacks,” said the post whose “From” line reads Scott Randolph,…

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Dena Minning files to succeed beau Alan Grayson in Orlando congressional seat

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Dr. Dena Minning — a medical doctor and “biotechnology entrepreneur” — has officially filed to succeed her boyfriend and fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in the Orlando-based 9th Congressional District, according to records filed today with the Federal Election Commission. The move makes formal a move that was expected for months, shortly after rumors intensified that Grayson would leave his safe, minority-plurality House district to make a run for the Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. Minning joins a heated, now…

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