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First committee week offers fundraising grab bag

by Dara Kam | December 7th, 2010

Fresh from the elections last month, a brand-new crop of lawmakers and their more experienced colleagues swarmed the Capitol this week for their first round of committee meetings, some popcorn and, for some, a little campaign swag.

As usual, committee weeks offer an opportunity for candidates – however recently elected to their current posts – to raise money for future campaigns.

Rep. Dorothy Hukill, reelected to her final two-years in the House last month, is holding a fundraiser for her 2012 state Senate run at the Governor’s Club tomorrow evening. Hukill, a Port Orange lawyer, is chairwoman of the Economic Affairs Committee, where she’ll likely be taking up much of the House’s pro-business proposals.

Later today, the GOP-dominated legislature will head to a local movie theater for a viewing of “Waiting for Superman,” a documentary that sings the praises of charter schools.

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2 Responses to “First committee week offers fundraising grab bag”

  1. Unreal Says:

    Could we rewrite the 2nd paragraph to say,

    “As usual, committee weeks offer an opportunity for candidates to sell their soul to the highest bidder”

    “Come on guys we have only a short time left, break out your checkbooks and see which representative or senator you can buy!!” The next 99 donors will get free development permits. So you better act fast.

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