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Marco Rubio to headline Pinellas GOP Lincoln Day Dinner tonight

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is the featured speaker at the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee’s 2017 Lincoln Day Dinner, one of the region’s premier political events. The Miami Republican will keynote the event tonight at the Hilton Carillon Hotel in St. Petersburg’s Gateway community. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m. The annual event not only celebrates recent local GOP victories but has grown to become one of the key fundraising events to support future races.…

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will headline local GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will headline the Lincoln Day Dinner this year. The Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee announced the high-profile conservative as its keynote speaker for the group’s biggest annual fundraiser on Thursday. Haley most recently made news when she endorsed U.S. Senator Marco Rubio for president over former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. “I am excited to have Nikki Haley as our keynote speaker,” said PCREC chair Nick DiCeglie. “There is no bigger rising star in the Republican…

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Pinellas GOP aims to have top presidential hopeful as Lincoln dinner draw

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The Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner is set for March 12 at the Hilton Carillon Hotel in the county’s Gateway area. The event is the party’s biggest fundraiser. This year’s goal for the dinner is $200,000. Last year the group raised $140,000. Because it was an off-election year, however, that amount was record-breaking for the local party. Pinellas County Republican Party Executive Committee Chairman Nick DeCeglie said the group expects more than 500 guests this year…

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New Hillsborough County EPC head Janet Dougherty agrees to give up political activities in new job

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Last Friday night, Janet Dougherty could be seen hobnobbing with various Republican Party friends at the Hillsborough County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Pepin Center in Tampa — the annual fundraiser for the local GOP that will help the party as it tries to win local, state and the presidential race in 2016. But it’s the type of event that she will no longer be able to attend as executive director of the county’s Environmental Protection Commission, after attorneys representing herself  and…

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Jeb Bush no longer scheduled to address media at Hillsborough GOP Lincoln Dinner this Friday

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When it was announced back in April that Jeb Bush would be headlining the Hillsborough County Republican Party at its annual Lincoln Day Dinner this Friday night, local party chair Deborah Tamargo said that there would be time set aside for local reporters to get a chance to ask questions of the former Florida governor before he addressed the estimated 500 local Republicans expected to attend the fundraiser. But that was before Bush became an “official” candidate for president earlier this week, says Tamargo, meaning…

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Pinellas GOP welcomes Paula Dockery

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State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Paula Dockery will speak to the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee on Monday, February 8. (It’s already been a month since Marco Rubio won the straw ballot of the PCREC?!) Also, Chairman JJ Beyrouti, who looked rather snazzy at Judge Thomas Minkoff’s investiture, confirms to me that Congressman Pete Sessions will be the featured speaker at this month’s Lincoln Day Dinner. Congressman Bill Young will deliver the keynote address, during which, it is widely speculated,…

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Senator Jim DeMint to headline Hillsborough GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner

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Senator Jim DeMint, the South Carolina Republican who predicted that President Obama’s effort to overhaul the health care system would become his “Waterloo,” is headlining the Hillsborough GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner on March 6.

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