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Francis Rooney talks policy, politics during BUPAC meeting

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The influencer told voters Wednesday he won’t be influenced. Francis Rooney, a Naples Republican, said he will not accept any money from political committees in his bid to replace Curt Clawson in Congress. The pledge is in line with one Clawson, a Bonita Springs Republican, made during his 2014 congressional bid. The former ambassador and longtime Bush family supporter also said that, unlike other members of, he would not need to be “perpetually fundraising” if he is elected. “The only…

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Updated: Ginny Brown-Waite drops out of congressional race, citing health reasons, immediately endorses Hernando Sheriff Richard Nugent

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Hernando Sheriff Richard Nugent is running for Congress. His target: U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite. Nugent, a Republican, filed Friday, the last day for Congressional candidates to qualify for the Aug. 24 primary. He had not been listed on the state’s Division of Elections as a qualified candidate by 11:30 a.m. “It’s not a mistake,” Nugent said during a brief phone call with the St. Petersburg Times on Friday before excusing himself to return to a staff meeting. “I’ll have more to…

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