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2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidates to speak in St. Petersburg Saturday

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Four potential or actual Democratic candidates running for governor next year will speak in St. Petersburg on Saturday night. Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, Central Florida businessman Chris King, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and former Tallahassee Congresswoman Gwen Graham will speak at the Democratic County Chairs Association (DCCA) weekend-long retreat kicking off at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park. Gillum and King are officially in the race. Levine is testing the waters, while Graham continues to inch closer to an announcement. The…

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Holly Raschein draws Democrat in HD 120, but not much challenge

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Rep. Holly Raschein drew a Democratic opponent in her re-election campaign for House District 120, though the Key Largo Republican shouldn’t have too much trouble vaulting the competition to secure her third term. Retired schoolteacher Artie Leichner filed for the seat in mid-November, and brought in a single $100 check during his first two weeks in the race. Raschein, who has held the seat since 2012, has about $97,000 in on-hand cash, including $6,800 in November contributions. A large fundraising…

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