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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

Lisa Wheeler-Bowman endorses Gina Driscoll for City Council

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Except for Ed Montanari, the eight-person St. Pete City Council is made up of Democrats. So, it’s not unusual that most of them back fellow Democrat Gina Driscoll in her race against Republican Justin Bean for the St. Pete City Council District 6 race.

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Democratic lawmakers file bill restricting guns for ‘at-risk’ individuals

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Following the worst mass shooting in U.S. history earlier this week in Las Vegas, two Florida lawmakers announced legislation designed to temporarily prevent access to firearms for individuals at a high risk of harming themselves or others. The bill (HB 231), filed Thursday by Jacksonville Sen. Audrey Gibson and Lantana Rep. Lori Berman – both Democrats –would allow family, household members, and law enforcement to obtain a court order with “demonstrated evidence” the person poses a significant danger to themselves or others, including…

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Vern Buchanan indicates preliminary support for restricting ‘bump stocks’

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In the wake of Sunday night’s massacre in Las Vegas where nearly 60 people died, Florida Republicans are indicating they will support a gun-control measure. South Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo said he will introduce a measure to prohibit bump stocks, a device that modified rifles to allow them to fire faster. Several of the 23 guns used by Stephen Paddock in his shooting spree were equipped with bump stocks. Sarasota area Republican Vern Buchanan indicated Thursday that he would support such legislation.…

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Mark Nash aims for District 5 seat on Hillsborough County Commission

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Mark Nash, a member of the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee, has filed to run for the District 5 seat on the County Commission. “I’m running because I’m not afraid to take on the challenges we face,” Nash said in a statement Wednesday. “This race is about bringing people together and finding solutions – I’m the person to get the job done.”

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Justin Bean picks up endorsement of St. Pete Police officers union

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The Suncoast Police Benevolent Association is endorsing businessman Justin Bean in the St. Petersburg District 6 City Council race.

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Hillsborough Commissioners urge patience on debris pickup

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While it’s been less than a month since Hurricane Irma’s strong winds brushed through Florida, Hillsborough County Commissioners are getting an earful from constituents questioning when debris gathered in front of their homes will be picked up.

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Jeremy Bailie wants to bring intense focus to Florida Legislature

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Jeremy Bailie, one of three Republicans who filed to run for the Pinellas County-based House District 69 seat being vacated by Kathleen Peters, says in his job as an attorney, he’s driven to help small businesses. He wants to bring that same intense focus to Tallahassee.

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