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Pinellas Republicans rake in August campaign cash

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While the August special session stymied fundraising efforts last month, new fundraising reports for a trio of Pinellas County state House races show incumbent Republicans are well prepared for 2016. St. Petersburg Republican state Rep. Larry Ahern brought in $10,100 in August for his District 66 re-election effort, his second best month since launching the campaign. About half of Ahern’s August contributions came from the Florida Swimming Pool Association, with $1,000 checks coming from the main association as well as the Central Florida and Manasota chapters. Ahern…

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In H-51, Dottie Reeder adds another 5K to her account

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Dottie Reeder, so far the front-runner in House District 51 (although our faves Bruce Cotton or Janet Long could easily jump ahead), picked up another $5K for her campaign. That’s a lot less than the $18K she raised in the first quarter she was campaigning, but it was the holidays and all that. Still, Reeder could have landed a real body shot to her opponents with a big quarter and that did not happen. Reading through Reeder’s report, there are…

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