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CD 2 GOP hopeful Neal Dunn visits Tampa this week for fundraisers

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Republican candidate Neal Dunn visits Tampa Bay this week for a pair of fundraisers to support his bid for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District. Dunn, a Panama City urologist, faces first-time candidate Mary Thomas in the GOP primary for the seat currently held by Congresswoman Gwen Graham. On Monday, several local physicians will join Dunn for a 5:30 p.m. reception at the Urology Specialists of West Florida, 2560 Enterprise Road East in Clearwater. The next day, former House Speaker Will Weatherford…

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Kathryn Starkey endorsed by Florida Medical Association and local doctors

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Kathryn Starkey is honored to receive endorsements for her campaign for Florida House of Representatives, District 45 from the Florida Medical Association and a large group of distinguished local area doctors. FMA President-Elect and PAC President Madelyn Butler, M.D. said “We are proud to stand behind those candidates who share our mission of protecting patients’ access to care… candidates who will truly champion our priorities.” Robert J. Entel, M.D., past president Pinellas County Medical Association and past president of the Florida…

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Florida Medical Association backs Bill McCollum and Marco Rubio

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Kevin Derby alerts us that, to no one’s surprise, the Florida Medical Association endorsed Bill McCollum for governor. An FMA endorsement of Rick Scott would have been as strange as Barack Obama tapping Tony Hayward to be secretary of energy. There’s been tension — if not outright bad blood — between physicians and Scott since he was the boss at Columbia/HCA. The health-care endorsement to watch will be the upcoming choice of the Florida Hospital Association. McCollum can really claim…

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Florida Medical Association endorses Dana Young in H-57

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Dana Young, who is facing a crowded Republican primary in H-57 to replace retiring state Rep. Faye Culp, R-Tampa, just received a big boost to her campaign– an endorsement from the Florida Medical Association (FMA) PAC, reports Kevin Derby. “As a mother of two, Dana Young will work hard to protect the rights of Florida’s families to access quality health care,” said Dr. Madelyn Butler, who is the PAC president and president-elect of the FMA. “She understands that the doctor-patient relationship cannot…

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