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Republican House candidates should qualify by petition, Richard Corcoran says

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House Speaker-designate Richard Corcoran is setting up a 15-member committee of Republican state lawmakers to help campaigns navigate the 2016 election cycle. As first reported by Legislative IQ powered by Lobby Tools, the Land O’Lakes Republican is starting his effort by requiring each Republican House candidate to qualify by voter petition, and not by paying the nearly $1,800 qualifying fee. “Our goal is that by the time qualifying happens there will be more people in our conference qualifying by petition and…

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The latest from the Will-Meek-Make-It-Meter: Campaign says it has collected at least the 112,000 signatures needed

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Just got off of a phone call with Kendrick Meek’s campaign manager Abe Dyk and he says that the campaign has collected 112,000 signatures to date and will collect 130,000 by the deadline of March 29 – enough to make Meek the first candidate in Florida to qualify for the ballot by petition. So, of course, I am going to upgrade the Will Meek Make It Meter? to its highest level: “I’ve collected 112,000 signatures and all I got was…

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