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George Gainer goes local in latest TV ad in SD 1

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George Gainer isn’t slowing down his campaign for state Senate against Rep. Matt Gaetz just because Sen. Jack Latvala – who recruited him to run in the Panhandle SD 1 seat – recently gave up the ghost in his bid for Senate president. Gainer, a longtime Bay County Commissioner with deep roots in Northwest Florida, played on those origins in his newest TV spot, set to hit airwaves Monday on cable and network outlets. “I’ve worked hard all my life. Started with nothing, but I believed, prayed, and…

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George Gainer jumps in for 2016, setting up primary clash against Matt Gaetz

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Bay County Commissioner George Gainer made his 2016 Tallahassee intentions formal on Tuesday. The Northwest Florida pol filed the necessary paperwork to seek the state Senate seat currently held by term-limited former Senate President Don Gaetz. The move sets up what could be a momentous Republican primary battle there, as third-term state Rep. Matt Gaetz is also seeking the seat held by his father since 2006. Gainer’s filing also sets up a proxy battle for the Senate presidency between state Sen. Joe…

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