A handful of local businesses and executives (donors) have pooled $121,000 to form Lakeland First (Facebook | web), a political action committee that has spent $29,735 (recipients) and plans to support business-friendly City Commission candidates. The organization is aligned with the interests of the Lakeland Economic Development Council, the Ledger article says.

Source: The Ledger

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  1. Actually, it sounds as if they are the monied elite backing the monied elite candidates. Which means it will give us 4 more years of the same status quo, big breaks for business, forget the small business community that we have right now.

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