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Frank Artiles tops $209K in 15 days in challenge to Dwight Bullard

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Rep. Frank Artiles quickly raised up a warchest in his campaign against incumbent Democrat Sen. Dwight Bullard last month. The Miami Republican brought in $209,669 during the month of March, despite a prohibition on fundraising during the Legislative Session which ended March 11. Bullard had not reported his most recent totals as of Monday afternoon, but has raised $68,518 for his 2016 reelection bid so far. The Artiles-Bullard fight in Miami-based SD 40 will likely be an expensive and hotly contested affair. Artiles’ campaign…

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Legislative field continues to shape up with new entrants in SD 33, HD 41, and HD 118

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Since we last checked in with the state of the Florida legislative field, a number of new candidates have entered the fray and brought statehouse watchers a more complete picture of what to expect next spring when both parties will dive headlong into full-on campaign mode. Let’s take a quick look at Division of Elections filing activity around the state. Lauren Book received a rollout fit for an instant frontrunner when she announced her bid for the SD 33 seat held by term-limited state Sen.…

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