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August2014

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2014 Elections – Primary Results

Election

Florida held their primary elections yesterday, August 26th, kicking off an interesting election season leading up to the General Election on November 4th. This year, there are 16 open seats in the State House and every Cabinet member running for re-election. Undoubtedly, one of the most closely watched races in the country will be Florida’s Gubernatorial race.

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Lobbying firm Johnson & Blanton already at $2.7 million in 2014 earnings

There are 53 organizations out there who look to the lobby team at Johnson & Blanton for expert legislative and executive strategy. And lucky for that, they are. Johnson & Blanton’s four-person team — which just increased in great measure by the addition of Darrick McGhee — tackles issues ranging from the most complex health-care debates to banking, technology, and industry.

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House District 21 – A Swing Seat

Election

Incumbent Rep. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, said he has established a relationship with the voters of House District 21 by being honest about what he thinks. Gainesville attorney and Democratic challenger Jon Uman thinks Perry has alienated voters by not defending the district’s correction jobs and natural springs.

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House District 31 – Five Flavors of Conservatism

Election

The race to succeed term-limited Rep. Bryan Nelson, R-Apopka, is a study of conservatism. Among the five candidates running to be the House District 31 representative is a businesswoman, a health-care provider, union leader, security professional and a 22-year-old daughter of Tea-Party activists.

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