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James Grant raising funds tonight at Tampa Theatre

Republican Rep. James Grant will hold a fundraiser for his House District 64 re-election campaign in Tampa on May 8.

The event will be held at the Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Those interested in attending can let the Grant campaign know by sending a note to RSVP@JamesGrantFL.com.

Listed at the top of the invite are House Speaker Designate Jose Oliva, who is set to take the gavel after the 2018 elections, as well as St. Petersburg Republican Rep. Chris Sprowls and Palm Coast Republican Rep. Paul Renner.

Former House Speaker Will Weatherford is one of a dozen names included on the host committee for the campaign event.

Grant was first elected in 2010 and has been re-elected three times since, but a challenge to his 2014 results led to a brief period where he was out of office, resetting his term limits.

The reset is being challenged by Oldsmar retirement plan consultant Terry Power, who is running against Grant in the Republican Primary.

Through March, Grant had raised more than $100,000 for his campaign and had $42,000 banked, while Power had brought in $5,920 from outside sources while putting $70,000 of his own money into his campaign. He started April with $51,366 in the bank.

Also running for the safe Republican seat are Democrats Christopher Smutko and Heather Stahl as well as no-party candidate Andy Warrener. Stahl had about $10,000 in the bank in her most recent report.

The invitation is below.

James Grant fundraiser 5.8.2018

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