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Kevin Beckner starts fundraising early for Clerk of the Courts gig

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When he began running countywide as the Democratic challenger to Hillsborough County Commissioner Brian Blair in 2007, Kevin Beckner started out very early. He had to. Very few people in the political community knew him as he ran for office for the first time; Hillsborough County was and is a huge swath of land to campaign in, and oh yeah, he was an openly gay man running for office on a board that less than two years earlier had voted to…

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