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Mel Sembler joins Hasner campaign

Posted Jun 2, 2011 by TBO.com

Updated Jun 2, 2011 at 12:54 PM

U.S. Senate candidate Adam Hasner has named St. Petersburg developer and former Ambassador Mel Sembler honorary finance chairman.

Sembler has been one of the most prominent, high-powered Republican fundraisers in Florida.

He was one of the chief fundraisers in the 1988 campaign of former President George H.W. Bush, who then appointed him ambassador to Australia. He later became finance chairman for the national Republican Party, and was named ambassador to Italy by George W. Bush.

Hasner today also named a Jacksonville businessman as the campaign’s state finance committee chairman.