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Bob Martinez endorses Rebecca Smith in HD 60 race

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Rebecca Smith can add former Gov. Bob Martinez to her list of backers. Smith announced Tuesday that Martinez and his wife, Mary Jane Martinez, have endorsed the Tampa Republican in her House District 60 campaign. In a joint statement Tuesday, the couple said Smith “has the right experience to represent us in Tallahassee.” “We support businesswoman Rebecca Smith for the House of Representatives,” they said in a statement. “Rebecca owns and runs a successful construction business, is engaged with community…

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Jackie Toledo receives enough signatures to qualify in HD 60

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Jackie Toledo has received enough signatures to secure a spot on the ballot. Toledo announced Monday she received enough verified signatures to qualify for the House District 60 race. Toledo, a small-business owner, said her campaign was able to get the necessary signatures in part because of a dedicated group of grassroots volunteers who helped her collect the signatures. “Over the past several weeks, as I’ve been gathering signatures and talking to my neighbors, I’ve heard the same concerns over…

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