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Florida Retail Federation PAC endorses Dianne Hart in HD 61 race

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Democrat Dianne Hart has received the endorsement of the Florida Retail Federation PAC in the race for the Florida House District 61 race. “As a small business owner and retailer for more than 30 years, Dianne Hart knows how important our industry is to the success of our state, and will do her part to support her fellow retailers statewide,” said FRF President & CEO Randy Miller. “We look forward to the positive impact she will have on Sunshine State business owners…

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Democrat Walter Lee Smith II makes HD 61 seat a three person primary

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There is now a third Democrat in the Tampa House District 59 seat being vacated by incumbent Ed Narain. He’s Tallahassee native Walter Lee Smith II, who officially entered the contest on April 18. Smith is the son of Jeraldine Williams, a civil rights activist and one of the first black students to attend the University of Florida in 1963. “This is something that I felt was necessary,” he says about entering the contest. “I watched for years as all these things were…

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