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Dana Young raises $150K in March for Senate re-election

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Tampa Republican Sen. Dana Young was among the handful of Florida senators to only win a 2-year term during the 2016 election cycle. She hasn’t wasted any time gearing up for her 2018 re-election. Young, who bested Democrat Bob Buesing in the SD 18 race last November, brought in more than $150,000 last month between her campaign and political committee accounts. The bulk of the money was raised through her political committee, “Friends of Dana Young,” including $10,000 checks from…

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Here’s where the money chase stands in Tampa Bay’s legislative races

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Tampa Bay legislative candidates have filed their second-to-last campaign finance reports before Election Day, and Republicans still look like they’ll hold onto five of the six Senate seats covering Hillsborough or Pinellas counties. Sens. Tom Lee, Bill Galvano, and Jeff Brandes have already been re-elected without opposition, while Clearwater Republican Sen. Jack Latvala only faces a write-in candidate. Democratic Rep. Darryl Rouson faces Republican John “Mr. Manners” Houman in the SD 19 race, though he has been piling on to…

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Dana Young heads into 2016 with impressive fundraising momentum

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It was a great year, fundraising-wise, for House Republican Majority Leader Dana Young, who released a series of strong 2015 numbers Tuesday, further fueling speculation of a possible Senate run. The South Tampa Republican drew in $712,980 in 2015 to both her campaign and associated committee, Friends of Dana Young PC. The solid year was capped off with nearly $172,000 taken in December, leaving Young with an impressive $615,797 combined cash-on-hand. The yearly breakdown is as follows: Young’s campaign accounted for…

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