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Bush Pioneer hosts DC fundraiser for Rivera state senate campaign

by Dara Kam | August 12th, 2009

riveraK Street powerhouse Juan Carlos Benitez is hosting a fundraiser for state Rep. David Rivera’s state senate campaign at the D.C. lobbyist’s home Friday evening.

Benitez was one of President George W. Bush’s “pioneers,” fundraisers who raked in at least $100,000 for Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign.

Rivera, a Miami Republican who’s facing off in a GOP primary against fellow Miami Rep. Anitere Flores, has raised nearly $400,000 in campaign cash already, not including soft money or money in other campaign-related accounts.

Flores has less than half that amount, with about $170,000 so far.

The two are vying to replace Sen. Alex Villalobos, term-limited out of his Senate District 38 seat next year.

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One Response to “Bush Pioneer hosts DC fundraiser for Rivera state senate campaign”

  1. mike Says:

    A DC fundraiser, in DC, put on by a DC K Street lobbyist, for an individual running for a Florida Legislative position.

    I hope everyone in the candidates district finds out and asks “what’s up”.

    This action cannot be good for the State of Florida, but, as lobbyists know. it’s worth it.

    Lobbyists do not take actions or spend money, they invest it in political connections, and if the investments didn’t work, there wouldn’t be lobbyists.

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