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Email Insights: House GOP fundraisers continue

Get your checkbooks ready: The Republican Party of Florida’s House Majority 2016 effort is highlighting a bevy of fundraisers this week in Tallahassee. 

The party sent an email listing all the events, coinciding with the October committee week. 

In chronological order, here are the events, subject to change and cancellation:

  • State Rep. Elizabeth Porter of Lake City: 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Mixon & Associates, 119 E. Park Ave. in Tallahassee. 
  • State Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood, state Rep. Jay Trumbull of Panama City, state Rep. Danny Burgess of San Antonio, state Rep. Fred Costello of Ormond Beach, state Rep. Bryan Avila of Hialeah, and state Rep. Chris Latvala of Clearwater: 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Governors Club, Tallahassee.
  • State Rep. Greg Steube of Sarasota, state Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen of Fort Myers, state Rep. Eric Eisnaugle of Orlando, state Rep. Shawn Harrison of Tampa, state Rep. Jay Fant of Jacksonville, state Rep. Charlie Stone of Ocala and state Rep. Holly Raschein of Key Largo: 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Governors Club, Tallahassee.
  • State Rep. Carlos Trujillo of Miami, state Rep. Michael Bileca of Miami, state Rep. Jennifer Sullivan of Mount Dora, state Rep. Mike Hill of Pensacola Beach, state Rep. Cyndi Stevenson of St. Johns, state Rep. Chris Sprowls of Palm Harbor, state Rep. Bob Cortes of Altamonte Springs, state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia of Spring Hill, state Rep. Brad Drake of Eucheeanna, state Rep. Paul Renner of Palm Coast, state Rep. Bill Hager of Delray Beach, and state Rep. George Moraitis of Fort Lauderdale: 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Governors Club, Tallahassee.

Drake has another fundraiser scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Governors Club, Tallahassee. To confirm an event, email

Another fundraiser is scheduled for GOP state Rep. Janet Adkins of Fernandina Beach, though not for re-election – she’s term-limited. Instead, Adkins will be at the Governors Club at 5 p.m. Oct. 6 to raise money for her run for Nassau County Superintendent of Schools. House Speaker Steve Crisafulli will be hosting the event.

POLITICO Florida reported that Adkins told a closed Republican Party of Florida meeting last month that U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown‘s new congressional district boundaries should be redrawn with as many prisons as possible to help “get rid of” her. Prisoners can’t vote.

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Jim Rosica is the Tallahassee-based Senior Editor for Florida Politics. He previously was the Tampa Tribune’s statehouse reporter. Before that, he covered three legislative sessions in Florida for The Associated Press. Jim graduated from law school in 2009 after spending nearly a decade covering courts for the Tallahassee Democrat, including reporting on the 2000 presidential recount. He can be reached at

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