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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.

Brandi Gabbard ignores opponent’s call to reject outside money in City Council race

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Barclay Harless says he won’t accept any contributions from of more than $1,000 from outside groups in his bid for the St. Petersburg City Council District 2 seat. He’s also calling on his opponent, Brandi Gabbard, to do the same. “I pledge to not allow any outside group to spend on my behalf, more than the legal allowable contribution limit of $1,000 per election, and I ask my opponent to commit to the same pledge,” Harless said Tuesday. “This will…

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In new ad, Rick Baker takes credit for making St. Pete cool

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Meet Rick Baker 2.0. The former mayor has released a new television ad showing a quartet of St. Pete residents gathered around a restaurant table discussing the many attributes which have made the city a great place to live and work.

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Direct mail round-up: Yvonne Fry’s conservative credentials criticized

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The contest between Plant City civic leader Yvonne Fry and Dover businessman Lawrence McClure in the special election for House District 72 has taken a sharp turn, as direct mail from outside interest groups pours into the district.

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Jae Passmore embarks on Hillsborough County Commission campaign

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Activist and military veteran Jae Passmore has become the latest Democrat to seek election to the Hillsborough County Commission.

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Justin Bean again decries level of partisanship in City Council race

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For the second time since the end of the primary election in the race for St. Pete’s City Council District 6 seat, Justin Bean is making it a point to let voters know that, while he may be a Republican, he’s not a Donald Trump Republican.

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Darden Rice introduces reality to Tampa Bay Rays stadium saga

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St. Petersburg officials have maintained for years they believe the Tampa Bay Rays franchise will eventually come to its senses and opt to stay in the city, preferably in the same place where Tropicana Field stands today. It was refreshing, then, to hear St. Petersburg City Council Chair Darden Rice acknowledge reality Monday night during a candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

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Pinellas Realtors backing Justin Bean for St. Pete City Council

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The Pinellas Realtors Organization (PRO) is endorsing Justin Bean in the contest for the District 6 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council. Bean, a registered Republican, is running against Democrat Gina Driscoll in what is officially a non-partisan race.

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