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Tampa Bay Times

By William March, April 20

The decision by state Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, not to run for state chief financial officer clears the way in the Republican primary for incumbent CFO Jimmy Patronis, whom Gov. Rick Scott appointed to the job and backs for election in November.

It also sets up what looks like the final general election matchup, with Patronis facing Democrat Jeremy Ring.

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/04/20/with-tom-lee-out-cfo-race-narrows-to-patronis-vs-ring/