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Democrat Loranne Ausley wins House District 9

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Democrat Loranne Ausley of Tallahassee has regained the seat she once held in the Florida House, defeating Republican opponent Jim Messer. Ausley won the race for House District 9 Tuesday night by 56 percent to 44 percent. She had held the seat 2000-08. The district traditionally swings Democrat: It’s entirely within Leon County, where — as of Election Day — registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 109,815 to 57,407.  Ausley founded Whole Child Leon, an affiliate of the Lawton Chiles Foundation that focuses on early childhood development. She also…

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HD 9 candidate Loranne Ausley plans Tampa fundraiser

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, former CFO Alex Sink, and others are throwing a fundraiser in Tampa for fellow Democrat Loranne Ausley, who’s seeking a Tallahassee-area Florida House seat. Former state Insurance Consumer Advocate Sean Shaw, who worked for Sink, on Thursday tweeted a photo of the invite to the event, to be held next Tuesday at Big Ray’s Fish Camp. The 52-year-old Ausley, a lawyer, seeks to retake the reliably Democratic district she held in 2000-08 now that current Rep. Michelle…

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