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Danny Burgess kicking off HD 38 re-election tonight in Zephyrhills

Republican Rep. Danny Burgess will get his House District 38 re-election campaign rolling Tuesday night with a fundraiser in Zephyrhills.

The event will be held at Sunrise Eatery, 5963 Gall Blvd., from 6 pm to 8 pm. Those looking to attend or seeking more information can check out the Facebook event for the fundraiser.

The invite sent out by the campaign included dozens of state and local Republican elected officials.

At the top of the host committee were House Speaker Richard Corcoran, House Speaker Designate Jose Oliva, St. Petersburg Rep. Chris Sprowls and Palm Coast Rep. Paul Renner.

Further down on the extensive list were Senate Majority Leader Wilton Simpson, former House Speaker Will Weatherford, Pasco Tax Collector Mike Fasano, Sherriff Chris Nocco, Pasco Commissioners Mike Moore and Mike Wells and Rep. Amber Mariano.

So far, no major-party candidates are challenging Burgess, a Zephyrhills attorney and U.S. Army veteran, as he goes for a third term, though unaffiliated candidate John Hayes has opened a campaign account.

Through March, Burgess had raised more than $111,000 for his re-election campaign and had more than $52,000 on hand. Hayes, who filed in November, has raised $4,000 and has about $550 in the bank.

HD 38 is a safe Republican seat. Burgess won the district in 2014, beating out Democrat Beverly Ledbetter with 60 percent of the vote to succeed Weatherford in the Pasco-based district. In 2016, he won re-election without opposition.

The fundraiser invite is below.

Danny Burgess Fundraiser Invite 5.2.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.

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