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Joe Henderson: Ross Spano mailer in HD 59: Tacky? Yes. Sexist? No.

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Thanks to the always-working, never-sleeping Mitch Perry, readers of this site are aware of the controversy about a mailer from the Republican Party of Florida supporting Ross Spano in the House District 59 campaign. After the mailer labeled Democratic opponent Rena Frazier’s experience as “INSUFFICIENT” — in all caps, big red letters — the House and Senate Victory committee fired back, saying Republicans “should be ashamed of themselves for this baseless and sexist attack on Rena Frazier.” Take a deep…

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Democrat Rena Upshaw-Frazier surpasses incumbent Ross Spano in Oct. HD 59 fundraising

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October fundraising numbers show there may be a shift in the tide House District 59. Incumbent Republican Rep. Ross Spano, who has represented the Hillsborough County district since 2012, has been surpassed in fundraising by Democrat Rena Upshaw-Frazier, who brought in $11,000 last month to bring her on-hand total to $38,525 after just three months in the race. Upshaw-Frazier amassed the total through 60 contributions, including a $1,000 check from U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham. The Quarles and Brady attorney has…

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Second Democrat files for Ross Spano’s House seat

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A second Democrat filed Thursday for the House District 59 seat, setting up a primary battle to face Dover Republican state Rep. Ross Spano in the general election next year. Rena Jade Upshaw-Frazier, a partner at Quarles and Brady law firm in Tampa and a Stetson School of Law graduate, will take on schoolteacher Golnaz Sahebzamani for the Democratic nod. Frazier is married to former USF basketball star Anddrikk Frazier. The presidential election has made the District 59 seat a more…

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