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Matt Gaetz SD 1 money lead evaporates after opponent cuts $500K check

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Shalimar Republican Matt Gaetz built a sizable war chest for his Senate District 1 campaign over the last two years, but that advantage evaporated after challenger George Gainer cut a $500,000 check to his own campaign. The Bay County Commissioner filed for the seat on Sept. 8 after months of rumors he would enter the race and loaned his campaign the sizable sum that same day. Gainer didn’t bring in much else, however, showing only $4,500 in contributions after three…

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George Gainer jumps in for 2016, setting up primary clash against Matt Gaetz

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Bay County Commissioner George Gainer made his 2016 Tallahassee intentions formal on Tuesday. The Northwest Florida pol filed the necessary paperwork to seek the state Senate seat currently held by term-limited former Senate President Don Gaetz. The move sets up what could be a momentous Republican primary battle there, as third-term state Rep. Matt Gaetz is also seeking the seat held by his father since 2006. Gainer’s filing also sets up a proxy battle for the Senate presidency between state Sen. Joe…

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Matt Gaetz comes out swinging with new digital ad in Senate race

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State Rep. Matt Gaetz unveiled a new ad Tuesday in his race to succeed his father, state Sen. Don Gaetz, in the Florida Senate aimed at seizing the “true conservative” label in what may be a testy Republican primary. The new one-minute spot, entitled “Fighting Obamacare,” was unveiled in an email message to supporters Tuesday morning in response to news that Bay County Commissioner George Gainer — reportedly recruited to run by state Sen. Jack Latvala — will challenge him in SD 1. “Today,…

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