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National Dems list Jennifer Webb, Beth Tuura, José Javier Rodriguez as ‘essentials’

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The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee on Thursday added Florida House candidates Beth Tuura of Orlando, Jennifer Webb of St. Petersburg, and Florida Senate candidate José Javier Rodriguez of Miami to its list of “essential races” for support. The national group, which seeks to support Democrats at the state legislative level, now has 52 races nationally it has declared as essential, including just the three newly selected ones in Florida, involving Tuura, Webb, and Rodriguez. Tuura is running in House District 47 against Republican…

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Endorsement roundup: Matt Hudson, Beth Tuura, Bob Rommel pick up support

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A trio of candidates picked up significant endorsements Wednesday morning: state Rep. Matt Hudson for Senate District 28, Beth Tuura in House District 47 and Bob Rommel for House District 106. Endorsing Hudson is the Collier County Republican Executive Committee, which announced its support of the state representative after a meeting Tuesday night. With 66 of the 83 votes cast, as reported by the Naples Daily News, the committee recommended Hudson as the best candidate to represent SD 28, which…

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Former Tom Feeney accuser becomes second Dem to file in HD 47 race

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A Democrat who accused former U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney of election rigging has filed to run for the Florida House District 47 seat against incumbent Winter Garden Republican Mike Miller. Clint Curtis filed for the seat Monday, making him the second Democrat to enter the race after Henry Lim filed in early August. Curtis is best known for a series of allegations against Feeney in the mid-2000s, including a statement that Feeney hired him to write software to rig touch-screen…

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James Grant qualifies by petition in House District 47 race

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Despite being the last candidate to enter the election for State Representative District 47, James Grant is the first candidate to qualify for the ballot by petition. In a race that includes opponents who filed over 13 months ago, the Grant campaign was able to collect 130% of the required number of petitions to qualify for the ballot in less than 4 months.  Remarking upon the campaign’s success of qualifying by petition, James said: “Since we began this process, we…

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Brian Blair behind on fundraising for state House District 47

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From March on Politics: Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Brian Blair may have a public name, but that hasn’t translated into campaign donations for the District 47 state House race. For the first three months of this year, Blair raised about $7,300, compared to first-quarter campaign fund-raising front-runner James Grant, who raised $37,815 during that period. Blair, who began raising funds since last fall, has raised a total of $19,080. The first quarter of this year is the first time Grant…

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Debate set for House District 47 candidates

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Three words: Brian Blair + debate.  Google that in your mind and you can imagine the roogoodoo that will occur next Monday when the Republican candidates for House District 47 will meet for their first debate.  Event details can be found here.

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