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Endorsement Watch: Hispanic Leadership Fund, National Association of Police Organizations, others issue endorsements

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With just a few days until the election, organizations are continuing to roll out endorsements for state and federal candidates. — Add the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce to the list of groups backing Randy Perkins. The Chamber endorsed Perkins in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. The organization, according to the Perkins campaign, made its decision based on his “understanding of the importance of a robust business climate and the role of economic development when it comes to policy and…

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Law enforcement agencies come out en masse to support Dana Young in SD 18 race

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The Dana Young campaign for Hillsborough County’s state Senate District 18 seat is touting endorsements from law enforcement agencies Thursday.  The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), the Florida Police Benevolent Association (Florida PBA), the West Central Florida Police Benevolent Association (West Central Florida PBA), and the Tampa Police Benevolent Association (Tampa PBA) all are backing the South Tampa Republican. “Rep. Young has been a tireless advocate of law enforcement in the Florida House,” said Matt Puckett, executive director of the…

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Bob Buckhorn PAC builds war chest

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One Florida Political Action Committee, the political committee formed by friends of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, has now raised over $60,000 since being created in December. The PAC raised $43,875.15 in February, by far its most prolific month in its short infancy. Nearly a quarter of that amount, or $10,000, came via a contribution from LSI Management Co., also known as Laser Spine Institute on Rocky Point. $5,000 came from Alliant Partners, a Tampa architecture firm, and there were two $2,500 contributions: one…

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Florida PBA endorses Dave Aronberg

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Big score for Dave Aronberg, who writes: Dear Friends, I am proud to announce that the Florida Police Benevolent Association has endorsed our campaign in the primary election for Attorney General. “The Florida Police Benevolent Association proudly endorses Dave Aronberg for Attorney General. Dave has spent his entire professional career fighting for stronger enforcement of our laws while also passionately advocating for the professional men and women of law enforcement and corrections. We ask each of you to please support…

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Florida PBA endorses Jeff Kottkamp for attorney general

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The Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) continued its endorsements today, announcing that it was backing Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp for attorney general. As Kevin Derby notes, With more than 36,000 members, the PBA could be a big factor in a tight Republican primary as Kottkamp faces challenges from Pam Bondi and Holly Benson. “Lieutenant Governor Kottkamp has stood strong with law enforcement and correctional officers throughout Florida,” said PBA President John Rivera. “Because of that long-term support of fighting for…

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Sink scores major coup with endorsement of PBA; first Democrat in 20 years to earn its support

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Florida CFO and gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink was endorsed by the Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) today as its choice in the 2010 general election for governor.  The PBA noted Sink’s strong support of Florida’s law enforcement community and her work on behalf of Florida’s officers as reasons for standing behind Sink’s candidacy. “I am honored to be endorsed by the Florida Police Benevolent Association, whose members put their lives on the line every day.  These brave officers protect our communities…

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PBA backs Jack Latvala

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Former state senator and current senate candidate Jack Latvala is proud to announce his endorsement by The Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc. and the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association. “We will ask our members, their friends and families- and all citizens in the district who represent the strong and efficient enforcement of our laws, to cast their ballots in support of Jack Latvala,” said the letter from David Murrell, Executive Director of Florida PBA. “There is no endorsement more important…

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