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• A campaign kickoff for Hernando County School Board member John K. Sweeney, who is running for re-election from District 1, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wine Toad in Silverthorn Square, 14251 Powell Road, Spring Hill. Select beverages and food will be served. Guests can meet the candidate. The minimum contribution is $50 and the maximum is $500. RSVP to (352) 263-8063 or

• A fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, will be at noon May 29 at American Legion 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Congressman Meek will be traveling from Leesburg to St. Petersburg that day and will make a stop in Brooksville. The cost is $20.10 per person, payable at the door. For information, call (352) 796-9754.

Candidates are welcome to submit information on fundraisers, meet-and-greets and other campaign events to Phyllis Day by e-mail at, by fax to (352) 754-6133 or by mail to the Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Notices must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the event or ticket deadline. For information, call (352) 754-6101.

Political notebook 05/20/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:16pm]
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