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Kevin Rader, Joe Abruzzo forgo re-election, look to trade places

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The latest bout of redistricting drama has Democratic Rep. Kevin Rader and Sen. Joe Abruzzo looking to trade places in the fall. Rader, who is in his second term in House District 81, announced Wednesday he will forgo re-election and instead run in the newly redrawn Senate District 29 with Abruzzo’s blessing. “Joe Abruzzo is an incredible state senator. He has been a champion for our public schools, for seniors, and for all of Palm Beach,” Rader said. “It is…

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Democrat Gary Farmer posts $210K in first month of SD 29 race

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Consumer advocate attorney Gary Farmer announced solid fundraising numbers for October, with $210,000 raised in the first month as a candidate for Florida Senate District 29. Farmer, a former president of the Florida Justice Association, is seeking the seat currently held by term-limited Democratic state Sen. Jeremy Ring. SD 29 covers most of Broward County. Farmer also said he loaned his campaign $100,000, leaving him with more than $300,000 cash on hand. He noted that much of the support came…

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SD 29 race gets second filer, setting up Democratic primary

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Senate District 29 got a second filer Monday, setting up an expensive and contentious Democratic primary for the Broward County seat held by term-limited state Sen. Jeremy Ring. Fort Lauderdale attorney Gary Farmer, who was the 2012-13 president of the Florida Justice Association, will face off against former state Rep. Jim Waldman for the seat. Farmer’s entry has been rumored for months and his candidacy should get the backing of the FJA over Waldman, despite the former representative’s track record…

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