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Get your checks out for Fundraising Fest, er, 'committee week'

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October

In case there was any doubt that these fall "committee weeks" in Tallahassee are anything more than an excuse to gather for politicians to converge on the capital and squeeze cash from lobbyists and special interests expense, consider this list so far of fundraiser receptions for D's and R's that are scheduled to coincide with next week's committee meetings. (Yes, you, taxpayer, will pay legislators' transportation costs to get here and home, plus lodging and food while they are here):

Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Governor's Club: Reception for Reps. Doug Holder, Robert Schenck and William Snyder

Monday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Florida Health Association: Reception for Rep. Denise Grimsley

Monday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Greenberg Traurig: Reception for U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams at Greenberg Traurig offices

Monday, Nov. 2. 6 p.m. at Hospitality Square: Re-election reception for Rep. Darren Soto

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 11:30 a.m at the Governor's Inn: Fundraiser for Rep. Pat Patterson for CFO

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Florida Retail Federation: Re-election reception, hosted by the Florida Chamber, Florida Medical Association and Florida Retail Federation for Reps. Jim Frishe, Ed Hooper, John Legg and Bryan Nelson

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Governor's Club: Fundraiser for Rep. Carl Domino

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Governor's Inn: Reception for Rep. David Rivera, running for state Senate

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Governor's Inn: Fundraiser for Richard Corcoran, running for House District 45

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m at Hospitality Square: Re-election fundraiser for Reps. Mack Bernard, Oscar Braynon, Ron Brise

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m at The Governor's Club: Reception for Reps. Mia Jones, Bill Heller and Franklin Sands

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m at The Governor's Club: Reception for Reps. Betty Reed and Gwyn Clarke-Reed

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. at the Governor's Club: Reception hosted by Speaker-designate Dean Cannon for Rep. Paige Kreegel

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m at Clyde & Costellos: Reception for Jim Norman for state Senate.

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m at the Governor's Club: Reception hosted by Cannon and Rep. Will Weatherford for Reps. Debbie Mayfield, Marti Coley, Rachel Burgin and Gayle Harrell

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m at the Governor's Inn: Reception for Rep. David Rivera, running for state Senate.

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at Florida Health Care Association: Re-election fundraiser for Rep. Janet Adkins

Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 8 a.m. at Doubletree Hotel: Fundraiser for Pat Rooney for House District 83

Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m at the Governor's Club: Reception hosted by Cannon and Weatherford for Reps. Gary Aubuchon and Steve Precourt

Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m at the Governor's Club: Reception hosted by Cannon, Weatherford and Sen. Mike Haridopolos for Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera

Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m at the Governor's Club: Reception hosted by Cannon and Weatherford for Rep. Dorothy Hukill

Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Florida Retail Federation: Reception for Jason Brodeur, candidate for Florida House District 33

Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Hospitality Square: Reception hosted by House Democratic leader Franklin Sands and Reps. Geraldine Thompson and Ron Saunders for Reps. Joseph Abruzzo and Martin Kiar.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:24pm]

    

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