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INFLUENCE talks with Jack Latvala on life, political success and ‘what he’s learned’

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Recounting an impressive list of achievements spanning four decades, veteran lawmaker Jack Latvala seems to have done it all: an effective Florida Senator and political consultant, a self-described “environmentally-conscious” Republican and the proud father to state Rep. Chris Latvala. The Clearwater senator, chair of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee, recently sat down with FloridaPolitics.com’s Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster to reflect on his life, successes and years in Tallahassee. “Most senators are sincere,” the 65-year-old Latvala said. “I learned who in this body can…

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Nearly 40 apply to Joe Negron for Constitution Revision Commission

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A former Senate President, Secretary of State, and state Supreme Court Justice have applied to Senate President Joe Negron for a seat on the panel that reviews the state’s constitution every 20 years. At last tally, 39 people had applied for one of Negron’s nine picks to the Constitution Revision Commission, according to a list provided by his office. They include: — Former Sen. Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican who was term limited out of office this year. Gaetz also…

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Maggie’s List throws support behind Rebecca Negron in CD 18 race

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Rebecca Negron received a significant endorsement today when Maggie’s List announced its support for the Republican candidate in the crowded race for Florida’s 18th Congressional District. Maggie’s List is a committee committed to electing conservative women to federal office. Negron, the wife of influential state Sen. Joe Negron, is seeking the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, which covers Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. In its recommendation, the group cited Negron’s “deep roots and proven leadership”…

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Pam Bondi to make ‘special announcement’ at Maggie’s List Tampa funder May 19

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For those wondering which big name Florida Republican will choose to seek higher office 2018, one puzzle piece may soon fall into place. Conservative women’s group Maggie’s List is hosting a major Tampa fundraiser on May 19, which will feature a “special announcement” from Attorney General Pam Bondi. Bondi is widely considered one of the leading potential statewide Republicans to enter the race for governor or for Bill Nelson‘s Senate seat in 2018; she recently bowed out of consideration for…

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