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Senate campaigns of David Simmons, Lauren Book, George Gainer post impressive May fundraising reports

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George Gainer, Lauren Book and incumbent Sen. David Simmons continued to coast in fundraising last month according to newly filed campaign finance reports. Simmons raised $126,072 last month, which accounts for more than half of the money the Altamonte Springs Republican has raised since filing for re-election back in September. Among the 213 contributions were $1,000 checks from several companies associated with taxi company Mears Transportation Group alongside contributions from fellow driver services City Cab Company of Orlando and Yellow…

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Lauren Book continues SD 33 winning streak, posting $68K in Oct. fundraising

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By most accounts, Lauren Book’s October fundraising would be considered a home run, coming in at $68,000, even as it is down a bit from the blockbuster $350,000 posted in September. According to newly released financial reports, Book – who is seeking the Senate District 33 seat — spent $7,186 in expenditures last month. Her performance leaves the first-time candidate with a robust $413,000 cash-on-hand. Most big-name lobbyists and consultants donated the maximum during September while The Rubin Group and its…

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