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House Speaker Paul Ryan pulls $2.7 million out of Florida



House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled $2.7 million out of Florida in the first quarter of 2016, contributing to a $17 million haul he’ll need to protect the GOP majority in the House heading into an tough election season.

Major Florida contributors included the Falic family of South Florida, which owns Duty Free Americas Inc. Six Falic members gave Ryan’s committee $15,000 a piece in late February for a total of $90,000.

Other notable Florida “Team Ryan” donors:

John Rood - $25,000
Francis Rooney - $50,000
Ping Pan Faulhaber of Clearwater’s Micromo Electronics - $10,000
James P. Gills, founder of St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute in Tampa Bay - $25,000.
Greg Horrigan of Silgan Holdings in North Palm Beach - $25,000.
Howard Jenkins, chairman of Publix - $25,000
Patricia Jenkins, founder of Apollo Environmental - $25,000.
Mel and Betty Sembler - $5,400 each

[Last modified: Monday, April 18, 2016 10:51am]


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