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Larry Ahern faces broke challenger in re-election bid

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If a campaign’s probability of winning can be measured by the fundraising advantage it holds over its opponent, state Rep. Larry Ahern is well on his way to another term in the Florida Legislature. At the close of 2015, the Pinellas Republican had raised nearly $75,000 compared to his opponent’s paltry $305. Ahern is seeking re-election in the district he’s held since 2012. Facing him is Democrat Lorena Grizzle. Of her total campaign earnings, $200 stemmed from two campaign loans from herself. The…

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Dan Gelber wins endorsement of PBC pol Anne Gannon over Dave Aronberg

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Miami Rep. Dan Gelber won the endorsement today of longtime Palm Beach County pol Anne Gannon, who is now serving at the county tax collector. Gannon served with Gelber in the state House from 2000-2006 and picked Gelber over Palm Beach’s own state Sen. Dave Aronberg for the Democratic nomination for attorney general saying, ”he is the definition of a leader.” “He has the unique combination of force and personality that brings people together and empathy to be able to…

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