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Senate prez officially launches bid for U.S. Senate

by Dara Kam | January 14th, 2011

Senate President Mike Haridopolos started organizing his U.S. Senate bid with a campaign committee to raise money for the 2012 race.

Haridopolos’ committee – “Friends of Mike H” – launched a Website to accept contributions for the Merritt Island Republican.

Haridopolos is inviting big Republican donors to a “private strategy meeting” in Orlando next month and asking them to bring $10,000 checks, according to an e-mail a GOP fundraiser sent out yesterday.

Haridopolos and what is expected to be a host of others have targeted U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the state’s statewide-elected Democratic holdout. Others who’ve expressed an interest in running against Nelson include former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, an attorney with the West Palm Beach-based Gunster law firm and former aide to Gov. Charlie Crist.

Republicans swept the governor’s seat and the Florida Cabinet and nailed down veto-proof majorities in the state House and Senate in the November elections.

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4 Responses to “Senate prez officially launches bid for U.S. Senate”

  1. Unreal Says:

    Hasn’t even started working this year for the people and already working for his own future instead. Mr. Hair exemplifies what is wrong with our politicians that manifests itself into poor leadership of our state and nation. What a whore.

  2. Tommy NoBull Says:

    Another power gonging imbecile. Give me 10gs I can use it to survive.

  3. papabear Says:

    Swept the gov’s seat and the Cabinet, and now Nelson’s next to get beat. And his pal Obama, while we’re at it.

  4. Kelly Says:

    Exactly right, bear! You can’t get Florida red enough! Go Mike!!

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