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Fasano's war chest just keeps growing



NEW PORT RICHEY — Democrat Fred Taylor thought his table at the Florida Health Care Association's conference last month would be a good place to drum up support and donations for his Florida Senate campaign. After all, he's an associate member and a former nursing home consultant.

But he got a lot of "no." His competitor, Sen. Mike Fasano, did a lot better, though.

Fasano, R-New Port Richey, was named Legislator of the Year at the same conference in Orlando. Nursing homes and assisted living centers also have contributed at least $10,000 to the re-election bid of Fasano, who is a member of a Senate health care committee.

While Taylor scrimps for money, Fasano has raised nearly $490,000, more than all but three other Senate candidates in the entire state. Read full story here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:34am]


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