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The 'Battle' is on



Battleground_3 Adams Street came back to life Monday evening as lawmakers here for committee week squeezed in some fundraising. The main event was a House Republican "battleground fundraiser" at the Doubletree.

"We've got to be on offense," said Rep. Will Weatherford of Wesley Chapel. "We've got to make sure we have a good message. We've got to make sure we're knocking on doors. But we also have to raise money."

Lobbyists migrated to the Governor's Club, where Senate President Ken Pruitt hosted a reception for Sens. Jeff Atwater, Mike Bennett, Paula Dockery and Steve Wise.

Democrats are also trying to gather checks for upcoming elections. Tomorrow, Rep. Dan Gelber will help raise money for five Democrats whose seats are vulnerable. The following day, Sens. Gwen Margolis and Nan Rich will hold an event at Chez Pierre.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:10pm]


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