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Endorsement watch: National Right to Life, Sierra Club, Florida Retail Federation and others issue endorsements

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With just a few weeks until the election, organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. — Neal Dunn has earned the support of the National Right to Life. The organization endorsed Dunn, a medical doctor, in his campaign for Florida’s 2nd Congressional District. “This endorsement reflects your commitment to strengthening a culture of life throughout the nation and in the U.S. Congress,” said David N. O’Steen, executive director, and Karen A. Cross, political director of…

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Money flows in Southwest Florida House races

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Money is flowing in Southwest Florida, with Republican state Reps. Jim Boyd, Ray Pilon and Greg Steube each posting their best fundraising reports since the start of the 2015 session. Boyd, currently running unopposed in House District 71, added $39,000 in contributions last month, raising his on-hand cash to $56,246 for his fourth and final House campaign. The total includes 23 maximum checks of $1,000, four of which came from insurance company GEICO and its subsidiaries. Steube raised $23,465, bringing…

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In wake of redistricting situation, Sarasota’s Greg Steube contemplates future

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The president of the Lakewood Ranch Republican Club, Steve Vernon, has become the second candidate to file for Sarasota state Rep. Greg Steube‘s House seat in 2016, as reported by the Bradenton Herald. However, neither Vernon nor Joe Gruters, the other announced candidate in the contest, say they want to actually challenge Steube in the HD 73 seat. Both men say they’re entering the race based on the supposition that Steube will announce at some point that he is running for the…

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