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Billionaire car dealer Norman Braman betting big-time on Carlos Lopez-Cantera

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Wealthy Florida car dealer Norman Braman is hoping to recoup his losses from backing Marco Rubio for President by doubling down on Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera‘s bid for the Senate seat Rubio is vacating. As Alex Gloriso of OpenSecrets.org writes, Braman is using every available avenue for money – traditional, unconventional, and questionable – in order to boost CLC’s chances over his Republican primary rivals. The wealthy car dealer leads the statewide finance committee for Lopez-Cantera. He’s also given $200,000 to the single-candidate super PAC backing him – almost…

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Pro-Carlos Lopez-Cantera Super PAC hires top Rick Scott staffer

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The super PAC backing Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera announced Thursday that it had brought on Virginia Haworth, a veteran of the Gov. Rick Scott administration, as its new finance director. The Auburn University alumna joins Meredith O’Rourke, herself a former Scott staffer, and a team of fundraisers at pro-Lopez-Cantera committee Reform Washington, which had raised just shy of $1 million for the lieutenant governor’s Senate campaign when it filed its most recent finance report in December. “We are extremely excited…

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ADLF files complaint against Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s Senate campaign and Reform Washington

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The American Democracy Legal Fund has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s Senate campaign and the super PAC supporting him. The complaint alleges that the lieutenant governor’s Senate campaign and Reform Washington, the super PAC backing Lopez-Cantera, violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. According to the complaint, the two organizations have engaged in illegal coordination because both have ties to Rick Wilson and his Tallahassee-based firm Intrepid Media, Inc. “ADLF is a liberal…

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SuperPac for Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s expected Senate bid is announced

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Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera‘s expected candidacy in the 2016 U.S. Senate race will get a boost when the new SuperPac called Reform Washington is announced in Tampa on Thursday. The new SuperPac is inspired by the leadership of Lopez-Cantera and his “agenda to ignite economic growth, ensure American national security and refocus Congress on its Constitutional duties,” a press release announcing the formation of the SuperPac notes. “Reform Washington will support candidates who make a firm commitment to cut spending and…

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