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‘You’re more partisan than me,’ says Rick Baker about Rick Kriseman — and vice versa

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Rick Baker knew for months that Rick Kriseman was going to attack him as an out-of-step Republican in a Democratically friendly city, even before entering the mayoral campaign last month. During his campaign kickoff announcement, the former St. Petersburg Mayor warned supporters  they’d be getting a dose of such rhetoric from the Kriseman camp: “Because that’s the only thing they have.” But last week, while filing papers for his official re-election run, Kriseman said that a review of who contributed to Seamless…

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Joe Henderson: Richard Corcoran flexes muscles with $53K June fundraising

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The latest example of Richard Corcoran’s expanding power in Tallahassee came in this little news nugget: He raised $53,000 last month, despite the fact he has already been re-elected to the Florida House without opposition. As incoming House Speaker, Corcoran’s reach extends far beyond his campaign. One of the biggest ways is in serving as a magnet for contributions. He may not need the money himself, but he knows candidates and causes that might. “For lack of a better word,…

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Without opposition, Richard Corcoran has big June, committee raises $40K

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Incoming Republican House Speaker Richard Corcoran raised $53,000 across his campaign and committee accounts last month, according to newly filed campaign finance reports. Corcoran, who won re-election without opposition a week ago, raised $13,000 for his campaign and another $40,000 for his political committee, Florida Roundtable, between June 1 and June 24. The bulk of the committee money came in through a $25,000 contribution from GOPAC Election Fund, a Republican national committee chaired by David Avella, which describes itself as…

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