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Kelli Stargel draws Polk County Democrat challenger in SD 22 race

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A Polk County Democrat announced this week that she will run against Lakeland Republican Sen. Kelli Stargel in the newly redrawn Senate District 22. Former Polk County School Board member Debra Wright made the announcement Monday during the Open House of the Democratic Headquarters in Haines City and during the same meeting earned the support of Polk County Democratic State Committeewoman Ruth Ann Eaddy. “Ms. Stargel’s record has shown a disregard for what is best for her constituents by writing…

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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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