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HD 15 Rep Jay Fant scores big in October fundraising haul

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Despite running unopposed, Jacksonville Republican Representative Jay Fant understands the importance of fundraising; October, with $19,700 brought in, was his best month in the current cycle. Maxing out: the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters; Florida Blue; John Rood’s Vestcor; Florida Medical Association PAC; Florida CPA PAC; Florida East Coast Industries; the Peyton family’s Gate Petroleum; and the Doctors Company Florida PAC. The Fiorentino Group, Foley and Lardner, and Morales Construction were among a passel of $500 donors, in addition to the Florida…

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Senator Jim King has gone to the Doak Campbell Stadium in the Sky

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Jim King, the gregarious former president of the Florida Senate, has succumbed to his battle with pancreatic cancer. Obituaries, coverage here: Governor Charlie Crist releases statement: “You couldn’t help but love Jim King. He lived every day with such enthusiasm and joy. Our hearts go out to his wife Linda and his daughters Monta and Laurie. Mayor John Peyton on death of Senator Jim King: “Jim leaves a great legacy of service – including his significant efforts to promote biomedical…

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Sens. Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, John McCain to raise money for Charlie Crist

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Florida’s Republican Governor Charlie Crist is getting a big boost for his U.S. Senate bid from a bevy of GOP A-listers. Helping to raise money for Crist in Washington are Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chairman Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and 2008 GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. The power trio will be on hand – along with yet other Republican luminaries – to help attract major donors at an event for Crist…

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