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Alan Clendenin & Mark Danish talk about their political plans

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Mark Danish is entering a new phase of his life. The native New Yorker and lifelong school teacher stunned the local political world at the age of 58 back in 2012 when he upset Shawn Harrison in the House District 63 race. He only made it through one term, however, as Harrison won back the seat in another GOP tsunami in Florida last year. Danish has left his Hillsborough County middle school position, and has now transitioned to selling real estate.…

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Brian Willis posts big fundraising numbers vs. Pat Kemp in District 6 Hillsborough County Commission contest

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Ten days ago, Florida Politics reported that Brian Willis, the Tampa attorney who is running for the countywide Hillsborough County District 6 seat next year, had raised $45, 357 in his first month of campaigning for the seat. Advisers for Willis said it was the third best first-month of fundraising for a county commissioner candidate over the past decade, trailing only Al Higginbotham and Ken Hagan’s totals during their respective runs for office last year, both of whom were well known quantities…

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Brian Willis touts fundraising prowess in Hillsborough County bid

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Buoyed in part by a very successful inauguration fundraiser/birthday party at an Ybor craft brewery last week, Hillsborough County Commission District 6 candidate Brian Willis is touting his first fundraising totals in a press release issued on Friday. The 32-year-old Tampa attorney and transit activist took in $45,537 in April, the first month that he has officially been campaigning for office and collecting money. The Willis campaign says that is the third best start for a county commission race in the…

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