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Nancy Watkins will not run for the Tampa HD 60 seat

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Nancy Watkins, the South Tampa CPA who has served as campaign treasurer for hundreds of local and national Republicans, will not run for the Florida House District 60 seat being vacated this fall by Dana Young. Watkins, who has never run for public office before, had been rumored to be seriously considering running for the seat, which encompasses South Tampa, northwest Hillsborough County, and a slice of South Hillsborough. “I am truly grateful for the incredible amount of encouragement I’ve received…

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David Jolly has a super PAC in his bid for U.S. Senate

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Ron DeSantis has one. Carlos Lopez-Cantera has two. Now David Jolly has one as well. A super PAC, that is. It’s called FloridAmerican Conservatives.  “The United States Senate seat in Florida will be open in 2016, and the national liberal Democrats — Obama, Clinton, Reid — will spend whatever it takes to put Florida in their column,” the Super PAC’s website reads. “We’re supporting David Jolly for the Republican nomination because he is the conservative who can and will hold this seat and protect our Republican majority.As a Congressman…

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Jack Latvala hires top fundraiser Meredith O’Rourke as race for Senate presidency remains deadlocked

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Locked in a fierce rivalry with fellow Republican Joe Negron to be the next president of the Florida Senate, Pinellas state Sen. Jack Latvala has hired top GOP fundraiser Meredith O’Rourke to shake trees for his Florida Leadership Committee. O’Rourke is the top fundraiser for Gov. Rick Scott and his political committee, Let’s Get To Work. She helped Scott raise a colossal $100 million for his re-election. The hiring of O’Rourke is the latest signal from Latvala that he does not believe…

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RPOF keeps Richard Swarttz as CFO, names Nancy Watkins compliance officer

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Richard Swarttz will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer of the Republican Party of Florida, Chair Blaise Ingoglia said today. In a statement, Ingoglia also named Nancy Watkins and her firm, Robert Watkins & Company, as outside compliance accounting consultants for the party. “I am pleased to announce that Richard will continue to serve our party in this role and that Nancy and her firm will be serving the party as our outside compliance accounting consultants,” Ingoglia said. …

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A tidbit: Nancy Watkins is Deveron Gibbons’ treasurer

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I was reviewing some of the paperwork that’s been filed at the City Clerk’s office and one tidbit stands out, not that it’s a big deal or that it should come as surprise, but on Deveron Gibbons’ paperwork he lists Nancy Watkins as his campaign treasurer. To me this is another sign of strength for his campaign because Watkins is the authority in Tampa Bay when it comes to campaign finance matters.

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