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TRENDS 2014 Leading Association Lobbyists

Jon Johnson

Association advocates do their legwork in capitals across the country, giving voice to their industries in the attempt to influence lawmakers and regulators. These lobbyists also are ambassadors of the association community, an embodiment of the spirit and power of the right to freely associate and to speak.

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House District 30 – It’s a Turnout War

Election

Rep. Karen Castor Dentel, D-Maitland, captured the central Florida seat when President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign sparked a huge turnout of Democratic supporters. More than 3 million additional voters participated in the 2012 election than in 2010.

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House District 29 – Opportunity for GOP?

Election

Rep. Mike Clelland rode a grass-roots effort to victory in 2012 when he defeated speaker-in-waiting Chris Dorworth. Clelland was given so little chance of winning that the Democratic Party provided no assistance until a poll in the final weeks indicated an upset was possible.

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