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Florida's most competitive House seat?



Less than two weeks before the Sept. 5 primary, the House District 52 race is emerging as a contest of politically connected heavyweights and underdogs. On the Republican side, St. Petersburg-native Angelo Cappelli, a bank trust adviser, has raised $136,113 - more money than all of his competitors combined. His Republican rival, Ross Johnson, has been walking door to door for months but has raised the least money: $39,248.

On the Democratic side, former University of South Florida St. Petersburg dean Bill Heller has raised more money in two months than his opponent, Liz McCallum, raised in a year and a half of campaigning. This contest is getting prickly, with him accusing her of not knowing the community and her accusing him of not being a true Democrat.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:14pm]


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