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Polk School Board candidate Becky Troutman hosting affordable campaign event

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Polk County School Board candidate Becky Troutman will hold a low-dollar fundraiser Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Leland Young’s Show Barn, 2905 Central Ave., Bartow. Campaign donations for the event and eats are at an affordable $20 per family. Troutman is the wife of former Republican State Rep. Baxter Troutman, who represented House District 66 from 2003-2010. In March 2008, Baxter Troutman proposed to Becky, his longtime girlfriend, on the floor of the Florida House. Advance reservations can be made…

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Charlie Justice schedules Sept. 28 fundraiser

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With the general election a bit more than eight weeks away, fundraising season is in full swing. Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice has scheduled his second fundraiser this month. The reception will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Bella Brava restaurant, 204 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Justice, a Democrat, is seeking his second term on the Pinellas County Commission. He’s facing a challenge from first-time candidate Republican Mike Mikurak, a retired business owner. If…

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GOP House incumbents to hold golf fundraiser in Tampa June 23

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A group of Tampa Bay-area Republican incumbents invite supporters to a joint golf-themed fundraiser later this month at TopGolf, an interactive sports and entertainment venue in east Tampa. Scheduled for Thursday, June 23, at 1 p.m. the event will support the re-election efforts of Reps. Larry Ahern of House District 66; Kathleen Peters of HD 69, HD 64’s Jamie Grant; Chris Sprowls of HD 65 and Chris Latvala from HD 67. TopGolf, based in Dallas, is a chain of high-tech driving…

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Marco Rubio holding rally, fundraiser in Miami on Sunday

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South Florida, get ready. Marco Rubio is heading home. Rubio is scheduled to hold a rally and fundraiser on Sunday evening. Rick Harrison from the television show “Pawn Stars” is scheduled to join Rubio. Harrison endorsed Rubio in October, and told CNN he was “deeply impressed” with the Florida Republican. According to USA Today, Harrison will also be joining Rubio for a fundraiser on Sunday. The rally is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Intercontinental Miami. On Monday, Rubio is…

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House, Senate Majorities host pair of Miami Beach fundraisers Dec. 10

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Some of the top Florida Republicans will gather in Miami Beach Dec. 10 for pair of fundraising events benefiting House Majority and Senate Majority. The guest list will include House Speaker designate Richard Corcoran, Republican Majority Leader Sen. Bill Galvano and Chairman Jose Oliva, who is also the favorite to become House Speaker after the 2018 elections. Stuart Sen. Joe Negron will also be in attendance, and he’ll likely be ready to cut loose and celebrate his official naming as…

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Brother, former president to attend Jeb Bush fundraiser

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Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to attend a Lone Star-studded fundraiser in Dallas Wednesday for his brother Jeb Bush. The former president and former first lady Laura Bush are the special guests named to appear with the former Florida governor, who is expected to announce in the coming months his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Texas Republicans said Monday. It would be the first time former President Bush — a former Texas governor and current resident…

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If you like good politics and bad food, check out this fundraiser for Holly Benson at 400 Beach

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