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Brian Hodgers widens fundraising lead in HD 52 race

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Brian Hodgers increased his lead over the other three Republicans running for House District 52 with $6,750 in contributions last month. “Our conservative message is hitting a nerve in our community, and I’m very grateful for the folks who want to be part of our campaign,” Hodgers said in a news release. “I look forward to continuing to work hard to get our message of lower taxes, fewer regulations, and more freedom out to all the voters of District 52.”…

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Campaign Weekender for July 1-4

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State House District 52 candidate Jeff Brandes is hosting a Campaign Kick-off Thursday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please visit this Facebook page. State Rep. Darryl Rouson is hosting a Campaign Kick-off Thursday at Shackleton’s beginning at 5:30 p.m. State House District 45 candidate Kathryn Starkey will be canvassing on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. Meet at Kelly’s Restaurant in Dunedin.  For more information, please call 727.505.2624.

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Jeff Brandes takes to the airwaves in House District 52

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The Republican Party of Florida today released the first television advertisement of the 2010 election cycle for state legislative races. The thirty-second spot features a political newcomer, Army veteran and business owner Jeff Brandes, who is challenging Democrat incumbent Bill Heller in House District 52. “With a strong slate of candidates and the political climate in our favor, the Republican Party of Florida is committed to picking up multiple legislative seats in 2010,” said RPOF Chairman John Thrasher. “It’s refreshing…

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In wake of Connie Deneault’s withdrawal, former U.S. Army officer Jeff Brandes files to run against Bill Heller in H-52

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Press release from Jeff Brandes, the brand spanking new candidate in House District 52: Today local businessman, and former U.S. Army Officer, Jeff Brandes announced his candidacy for State House District 52, challenging incumbent Democrat Representative Bill Heller. – As his motivation for running, Brandes cited the need for a representative with real world business experience, and a proven record of getting results, to help jump- start Florida’s economy. – “I am on a mission…to get Florida moving again,” Brandes…

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In wake of Connie Deneault’s withdrawal, former U.S. Army officer Jeff Brandes files to run against Bill Heller in H-52

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Press release from Jeff Brandes, the brand spanking new candidate in House District 52: Today local businessman, and former U.S. Army officer, Jeff Brandes announced his candidacy for state House District 52, challenging incumbent Democrat Representative Bill Heller. – As his motivation for running, Brandes cited the need for a representative with real world business experience, and a proven record of getting results, to help jump- start Florida’s economy. – “I am on a mission…to get Florida moving again,” Brandes…

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Connie Deneault dropping out of race for House District 52 ***updated*** for health reasons

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***Update – 9:07 a.m. – Just got off the phone with Deneault’s campaign manager, Bob Esposito, who says Deneault and consultants “still working” on language for press release, which should come around “9 or 10.”  But Esposito stated that this straight-shooting Deneault isn’t dropping out for any other reason than health concerns. Spoke with a source affiliated but not directly working for Connie Deneault’s campaign for House District 52.  Source confirms rumor which started after Adam Smith tweeted: “Hearing one…

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GOP House candidate Connie Deneault already finished with petition drive

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In case Democrats missed my previous posts about how strong a campaign Republican Connie Deneault is running in House District 52, this latest news should serve as a final wake-up call: less than two months after beginning his campaign, Deneault has already completed his petition drive, collecting the requisite 918 petitions needed to qualify for the ballot. Bill Heller and every Democratic operative charged with protecting this seat (that means you Ashley Walker and Steve Schale), this is your wake-up…

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