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Florida congressional races start fall with lopsided campaign cash

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In 20 of Florida’s 26 contested congressional races this fall, one major party nominee escaped from last Tuesday’s primaries with more than five times as much cash-on-hand as the other major party’s candidate. And in many cases, the cash gap heading into the fall is so overwhelming that one party’s congressional nominee’s bank account would barely be a rounding error for the other party’s nominee. In 15 of the districts, one nominee has at least 30 times as much money as…

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J.B. Bensmihen posts $100K in race to unseat Lois Frankel in CD 22

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Boca Raton healthcare executive John “J.B.” Bensmihen announced he will be posting solid fundraising numbers in his campaign to unseat two-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel. Bensmihen, a self-described moderate Republican, says he raised over $100,000 in the second quarter of 2015 for his bid for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, the Democratic-leaning region of Palm Beach and Broward. Frankel, the former mayor of West Palm Beach, was elected to her second term last November in a close race against Republican Paul Spain.…

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