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Florida campaign weekender for Sept. 10-11

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Saturday, Sept. 10 State Rep. Dana Young, running for Senate District 18, will celebrate the opening of her Carrollwood campaign office with some Super Saturday canvassing. Starting at 9:15 a.m., Young will be on hand for a meet-and-greet with supporters, the campaign team, and volunteers, followed by a neighborhood walk. Joining Young for the event are members of the North Hillsborough Republican Club. Bagels and coffee will be provided. The Carrollwood campaign office is at 14499 N. Dale Mabry Highway,…

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Dana Young starts out general election campaign with nearly $1 million advantage over Democratic challenger

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Tampa Republican Rep. Dana Young had more than $1.2 million on hand between her SD 18 campaign and committee accounts as of Aug. 25 while her opponent, Democrat Bob Buesing had $255,000. Young brought in nearly $72,000 of that money during the Aug. 13 to Aug. 25 reporting period that led up to Florida’s primary election, despite facing no GOP opponent for the newly redrawn Hillsborough County seat. On the donor roll during the two-week stretch were Florida Blue, Fontainebleau…

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Here’s where sh*t stands in Tampa Bay state legislative races

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Republican Sens. Tom Lee and Bill Galvano have already won re-election, and fellow GOP incumbent Sens. Jack Latvala and Jeff Brandes only face opposition from write-in candidates in their seats. Of the six Senate seats covering Hillsborough and Pinellas County, only districts 18 and 19 will be home to a new senator in the fall. Tampa Republican Rep. Dana Young is the front-runner in the SD 18 race in both polling and fundraising, though favorable district lines and robust fundraising…

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Dana Young gets into the Olympic spirit in new advertisement

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Dana Young has Olympic fever. The Tampa Republican released a 30-second commercial Monday celebrating the Olympics. The 30-second spot — called “An Olympic Message” — focuses on how the international sporting event brings people together. “The Olympics are a special time, when we put aside our differences, and focus on what unites us as Americans,” she says in the spot. “A time when we recognize what it takes to be a champion – the endless preparation, the personal sacrifice, the drive…

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Florida Medical Association endorses Dana Young in SD 18

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The Florida Medical Association has thrown its support behind Dana Young. The organization’s political committee announced Tuesday it was endorsing Young in her Senate District 18 bid. In a letter to the Tampa Republican, Dr. Chris Pittman, the president of FMA PAC, said the organization looked forward to working with Young “to address health policy issues affecting Florida’s physicians and their patients.” Young, the House Majority Leader, was first elected to the Florida House in 2010. She is forgoing a…

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Dana Young to launch Senate bid with Tampa kickoff event May 3

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Tampa Republican Rep. Dana Young is kicking off her Senate District 18 campaign with a fundraiser May 3. The event will be 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1601 South MacDill Ave. For more information, or to RSVP for the event, contact Sydney Ridley at sydney@danayoung.com. The House Majority Leader announced she would skip her final term in the House to run for the newly redrawn seat back in January, and is currently the only candidate in the race for the…

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Senate candidates boost campaign coffers despite running unopposed

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They might be running unopposed, but that isn’t stopping Florida Senate candidates from raking in the campaign cash. Campaign finance reports were due Monday. And while there’re several hotly contested races this election cycle, candidates in 19 of the state’s 40 Senate districts are running unopposed. But that isn’t stopping them building up their campaign coffers. Senate District 5 —Sen. Rob Bradley has created one of the largest campaign war chests this election cycle. The Fleming Island Republican is running…

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