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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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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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