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Fundraising reports show Senate rivals Jack Latvala, Joe Negron close as ever

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Early committee finance numbers for Republican Sens. Jack Latvala and Joe Negron show the two rivals for Senate President are as close as ever in fundraising. Latvala’s outfit, Florida Leadership Committee, entered October with a little more than $1.6 million on-hand, and the committee should get a little boost above that mark once final reports for October are posted. FLC had taken in about $110,000 in contributions through Oct. 26 and had posted $48,452 in expenditures as of Oct. 29,…

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In race for Senate presidency, Joe Negron bounces back in September fundraising

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Clearwater Republican state Sen. Jack Latvala may have been the big winner in August fundraising, but Joe Negron bounced back in September, bringing in more than $500,000 through the committee supporting his bid for the Florida Senate presidency. The unofficial tally shows Treasure Coast Alliance with $515,050 in contributions and $13,409 in expenditures, leaving the Stuart Republican with about $1.62 million in the bank at the start of October. The haul came across 89 contributions, with 29 checks of $10,000 or…

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With burst of activity, Jack Latvala committee brings in $250K in August

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The committee supporting Republican state Sen. Jack Latvala’s bid for the Florida Senate presidency brought in more than $250,000 in contributions following an explosion of activity in the closing week of August. More than $200,000 of the $251,659 raised by the Florida Leadership Committee came through in the final seven days of the month. The flurry of donations includes $20,000 from the Florida Retail Federation and $10,000 checks from the Associated Industries of Florida, ABC Liquor, Dosal Tobacco, Costa Farms…

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Pro-Jack Latvala political committee to hold luncheon Sept. 1

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State Sen. Jack Latvala will hold a fundraiser luncheon co-sponsored by several current and former Pinellas politicians in St. Petersburg on Sept. 1. The list features two dozen co-chairs, including current state Reps. Larry Ahern, Kathleen Peters, Chris Sprowls and state Sen. Latvala’s son, freshman Rep. Chris Latvala. Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano will also be in attendance. Latvala has his sights set on becoming the next Senate president and his committee, Florida Leadership Committee, is the primary funding source the veteran lawmaker has to achieve…

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Latest fundraising reports show Joe Negron has slight cash-on-hand advantage over Jack Latvala

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The political committees for Republican Senate president hopefuls Jack Latvala and Joe Negron took something of a summer vacation last month, especially so in Latvala’s case as the Pinellas County state senator took time to get married. Negron’s PAC, Treasure Coast Alliance, brought in $55,000 for the month, compared to $23,858 for Latvala’s Florida Leadership Committee. The numbers are a far cry from Negron’s $623,550 showing in May or Latvala’s $487,625 haul in February, though both committees still have more than $1 million on hand for…

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The race for Senate president has become a Chinese finger puzzle

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The half-decade-long race to determine who will serve as president of the Florida Senate from 2016 to 2018 — either Jack Latvala or Joe Negron — has taken on all the difficulty of a Chinese finger puzzle after a series of recent developments designed to solve the matter have only made the issue more complicated. Most notable of these developments is the official signing-on of now 10 current members of the Florida Senate to Negron’s political committee, the Treasure Coast Alliance according to…

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