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Gutierrez Jr. launches conservative PAC

Miami developer Armando Gutierrez Jr., son of the political operative known for his role in the Elian Gonzalez saga, has started a new group aimed at electing conservatives in Washington and Tallahassee. is hosting a fundraiser Saturday at the Rusty Pelican for Jupiter attorney Tom Rooney, who is running for Congress. Also on the group's to-do list: U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan of Sarasota and Florida House candidates Todd Goberville of Parkland and Eric Eisnaugle of Orlando.

Gutierrez, 26, runs his own company and is the youngest appointee to the Jackson Memorial Hospital Public Health Trust.