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Chelsea Clinton to attend 2 Florida fundraisers in January

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A fundraiser in St. Petersburg is one of two stops in Florida for a high-profile Hillary Clinton surrogate. Chelsea Clinton is expected to attend two fundraisers in Florida on Jan. 29. The events in St. Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale come about seven weeks before the Florida’s March 15 primary. The St. Petersburg event will be held at the home of Kathy and Joe Saunders, according to an email from the campaign. The event costs $250 to attend or $1,000 to…

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Get your checkbooks ready this week for pre-session political fundraisers

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Whip out those checkbooks, Tallahassee lobbyists and PAC chairs, as the clock ticks down on pre-session legislative fundraisers. Florida law prohibits legislators from raising money during session, so the final hours before the 2015 legislative session – which starts Tuesday – means a last-minute whirl of fundraising receptions, many of which will be in the shadow of the Florida Capitol. Schedule for Monday, March 2: 4:00 p.m. –  Republican Party of Florida Fundraiser at Governors Club – 2nd Floor — Gov.…

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Charlie Crist raises $125K in Michigan (with Jim Greer in tow) as report shows he’s off 10 weeks a year

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On the same day a St. Petersburg Times investigation reports he takes off 10 weeks a year from his official responsibilities, Charlie Crist raised $125K at a reception and dinner at the Michigan home of CEO Paul E. Hodges III, this according to one of the Florida fundraisers who raised money for Crist’s trip to Michigan. Also of interest is news that embattled RPOF Chairman Jim Greer accompanied Crist on his travels, which will surely raise eyebrows among Republicans already…

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