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Rebecca Negron qualifies for CD 18 ballot by petition

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Republican Rebecca Negron became the first candidate in the race for Florida’s 18th Congressional District to qualify to appear on the ballot via petition Wednesday, securing the 2,298 required verified signatures in the Treasure Coast seat. Negron, a Martin County School Board member, said the milestone was a testament to her campaign’s vigor and momentum. “I am encouraged and honored that I am now qualified to appear on the ballot to represent Congressional District 18 for the upcoming Republican Primary on August…

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In CD 18 race, Jonathan Chane (mistakenly) casts first stone against Randy Perkins

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Political newcomer and multimillionaire businessman Randy Perkins’ entrance into the campaign to succeed Rep. Patrick Murphy has shaken up the dynamics of that race since his November announcement. First, perceived Democratic front-runner Melissa McKinlay, ended her own bid for the 18th District within weeks of Perkins launching his, citing his ability to self-finance and her desire to continue serving full-time as a member of the Palm Beach County Commission. Then broke the story that Perkins transferred a million dollars into his…

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Randy Perkins garners $1.35 million in first month for congressional bid

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Democrat Randy Perkins took in a massive $1.35 million dollar haul during his first active month of running for Congress, his campaign announced Monday. The independently wealthy political novice raised some $425,000 from donors, as well as chipping in $1 million of his own money during the fourth fundraising quarter of 2015. Perkins is seeking to succeed U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who is vacating the seat to pursue the open Senate seat currently held by Sen. Marco Rubio.  The Perkins campaign touted the eye-popping…

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Randy Perkins becomes latest candidate to declare in Florida CD 18 race

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The race to replace Patrick Murphy in the Congressional District 18 race just got more crowded, with the announcement that Democrat Randal “Randy” Perkins has entered the contest. Perkins is CEO of the South Florida-based AshBritt Environmental, a disaster recovery company. “I have worked hard my entire life. But I’ve also been fortunate to have so many opportunities along the way that allowed me to support a family, build a successful business, and give back to my community,” Perkins said in a prepared…

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Don’t go too far, Joe Negron

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I want to be clear about something. If my wife Michelle ever ran for office, I would pretty much do anything I could to help her get elected. How far would I go? I don’t know. I wouldn’t break the law or anything. And as tempted as it might be, I also wouldn’t pull a Nancy Kerrigan on any of her opponents. But if it were something my dearly beloved truly aspired to (just FTR, at this point in our lives, I…

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