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The session and Mike Haridopolos' donors

Whether it’s trial lawyers vs. the business community or workers comp doctors weighing in on pill mills, some of the biggest battles of the lawmaking session left their mark – and money — on the U.S. Senate campaign of Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos.

An analysis of the $2.5 million Haridopolos raised in the first quarter of 2011 shows how the Republican received his biggest chunks of money from the special interests who wanted something out of the 60-day legislative session.

The city with the most generous Haridopolos donors: Tallahassee, the state capital, where lawyers, consultants, lobbyists and business people contributed $194,335. Miami donors contributed the second highest-amount: $140,010. (story here)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 12, 2011 7:26pm]


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