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Florida state Senators raise $720K in Q2 of 2017, doubling state party

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Senate Republicans brought in more than $700,000 in the second quarter of 2017, more than double what the Republican Party of Florida raised in the same time frame. State records show the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $720,000 between April 1 and June 30. While the sum is down from the first three months of the year, it is still significantly more than the state GOP raised in the same three-month period. The top contributor to the committee during…

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Florida GOP’s second quarter fundraising one of worst efforts in two decades

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The Republican Party of Florida raised nearly $339,000 in the second quarter of 2017, marking one of the lowest quarterly fundraising hauls in more than two decades. State records show the Republican Party of Florida raised $338,942 between April 1 and June 30. The fundraising period covered a portion of the 2017 Legislative Session and a three-day special session, during which state lawmakers are prohibited from raising money.

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Final round-up of the money chase in Tampa Bay’s legislative races

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On Friday, candidates released their final campaign finance reports before Election Day, and reports out of Senate District 18 show Tampa Republican Rep. Dana Young pressing her fundraising advantage in the race with $1.2 million in spending. Young spent more than $500,000 of campaign’s war chest in between Oct. 22 and Nov. 3, most of it heading to a media buy with Mentzer Media Services. The exiting House Majority Leader also raised $67,000 for her SD 18 campaign, leaving her…

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Money flow shows teamwork between former rivals Jack Latvala, Joe Negron

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Clearwater Republican Sen. Jack Latvala and incoming Senate President Joe Negron buried the hatchet long ago and, according to the most recent numbers from Latvala’s political committee, the two are very much playing on the same team. On Nov. 2, the Florida Leadership Committee, which served as Latvala’s war chest during the race for the Senate presidency, put $300,000 into the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee chaired by Negron. FRSCC has not updated its financials to reflect that, though at that point it had raised more than $16.6…

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Miguel Diaz de la Portilla widens fundraising lead in SD 37

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Miami Republican Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla built on his fundraising lead in the Senate District 37 race against Democratic Rep. Jose Javier Rodriguez, with another $15,000 in contributions between Aug. 13 and Aug. 25. The second-term senator took in 16 contributions over the two-week period, including three $1,000 checks from private prison company The GEO Group and its subsidiaries. To date, the campaign has raised $613,810. The campaign also took in $19,500 in “in kind” support from the…

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Florida Republicans state Senate campaign arm raises more than $5M ahead of primaries

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The political committee formed to help Republican state Senate candidates raised more than $5 million since April. State records show the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee raised nearly $5.2 million between April 1 and Aug. 25. The committee is led by Senate President Designate Joe Negron, and was set up by Senate leaders to raise money for Senate races across the state. “Treasure Coast Alliance,” Negron’s own political committee, gave $307,000 to the FRSCC. State records show Negron’s committee gave…

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Florida Senate Republicans raising money Wednesday in Big Apple

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Senate Republicans are racking up frequent flier miles this summer. The Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee is holding a fundraiser in New York City on Wednesday. The event includes a VIP reception at the The London NYC, a luxury hotel in the heart of New York City, and a private dinner at A Voce, a swank restaurant in Columbus Circle. Senate President Designate Joe Negron, the committee’s chairman, is listed  as the headliner. He’s expected to be joined by Sens.…

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