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Pam Bondi wins two more GOP straw polls

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Random voters polls are showing Republicans undecided in their primary for attorney general, but Pam Bondi is starting to pile up a Marco Rubio-like record of crushing wins in straw polls among party activists, including a landslide today in her home county of Hillsborough. In a straw poll among members of the Hillsborough County Republican Party executive committee and the Republican clubs of Fishhawk and Brandon, Bondi got 273 votes to 7 for Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottcamp and 2 for…

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Brian Blair behind on fundraising for state House District 47

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From March on Politics: Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Brian Blair may have a public name, but that hasn’t translated into campaign donations for the District 47 state House race. For the first three months of this year, Blair raised about $7,300, compared to first-quarter campaign fund-raising front-runner James Grant, who raised $37,815 during that period. Blair, who began raising funds since last fall, has raised a total of $19,080. The first quarter of this year is the first time Grant…

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Rothenberg Report: Florida gov race leaning Dem

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From March on Politics: Despite recent polling showing the governor’s race between Bill McCollum and Alex Sink as either a tossup or maybe with an edge for McCollum, the respected Rothenberg Political Report has it listed as leaning Democratic—for Sink. A new poll issued yesterday gave McCollum a 6-point lead with a large undecided. But Nathan Gonzales, political editor for the Rothenberg Report said polls don’t tell the whole story in the race between a strong newcomer and an experienced…

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