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Neal Dunn also says he’s posting $500K+ in fundraising

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Republican Panama City surgeon Neal Dunn, challenging incumbent Democrat Gwen Graham for her 2nd Congressional District seat, on Monday said his campaign “will file with over $500,000 in his first seven weeks as a candidate – a new record” in that district. Dunn’s campaign said it had raised “more than $450,000 in contributions and (Dunn) personally added $50,000 to his campaign during the third quarter of 2016,” according to a press release. At the same time, Graham’s campaign said it too had…

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Republican Charlie Stone endorses Mary Thomas in CD 2 race

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Republican state Rep. Charlie Stone today endorsed first-time candidate Mary Thomas in her bid to represent Florida’s 2nd Congressional District. Thomas is running for the seat now held by Democrat Gwen Graham, and if elected would be the first Indian-American woman ever to serve in Congress. She is a Tallahassee attorney who had worked in the administration of Gov. Rick Scott and served as general counsel for the Department of Elder Affairs. Before she faces Graham, though, Thomas must get by Panama…

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Mary Thomas brings congressional campaign to Tampa with GOP fundraiser on Tuesday

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North Florida congressional candidate Mary Thomas brings her campaign to Tampa on Tuesday with a fundraiser hosted by several high-profile Bay Area Republicans. The $500-per-person event will be September 29 at the home of Dr. Rahul Mehra in Tampa’s Bayshore Beautiful neighborhood. Thomas is a Tallahassee attorney who had worked in the administration of Gov. Rick Scott and served as general counsel for the Department of Elder Affairs. She now seeks Florida’s 2nd Congressional District seat now held by Democrat Gwen…

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Don Gaetz endorses Neal Dunn in North Florida congressional bid

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Former Senate President Don Gaetz is endorsing Panama City Republican urologist Neal Dunn in his bid for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District seat. An endorsement from the longtime Niceville Republican should surprise few in North Florida. In 2014, Gaetz appointed Dunn in 2014 as the Senate’s representative on the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors, the public-private corporation that oversees economic development grants and financing. Dunn, an Army veteran, faces political newcomer Mary Thomas for the seat held by first-term Democratic U.S.…

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Neal Dunn files in Florida 2nd Congressional District, guarantees GOP primary

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Panama City Republican Neal Dunn has filed for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, ensuring there will a GOP primary in 2016. Dunn is the Panhandle urologist who will face newcomer Mary Thomas, the general counsel for Gov. Rick Scott’s Department of Elder Affairs, in next year’s Republican primary. The winner will seek to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, a first-term Democrat. Dunn’s entry on the race is the latest move by North Florida Republicans battling for the title of “most conservative,” in what…

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Email insights: Brace yourselves, North Florida; Gwen Graham campaign begins

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Some would say there is one most important component of a political campaign: an opponent. For first-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, that puzzle piece fell into place on Wednesday, as Mary Thomas entered the race for the Republican nomination in Florida’s 2nd Congressional District. With a contender for Graham’s seat, Thomas, a Tallahassee attorney, triggered another essential modern campaign feature – the fundraising email. Since it is often challenging — and gratuitous – for an unopposed candidate to raise money, an…

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Democratic power roster to help re-elect Gwen Graham with June 30 Tampa fundraiser

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More than a few high-profile Tampa Bay Democrats will be joining Gwen Graham for a major fundraiser next week to help her re-election effort in Florida’s 2nd Congressional District. The $250-per-person reception will be Tuesday, June 30, beginning 5:30 p.m. at the home of former Democratic state Sen. Pat Frank, who now serves as Hillsborough County Clerk, at 3108 Agawan Street in Tampa. Event hosts include a power roster of the region’s leading Democrats, both current and former lawmakers as…

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