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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

Tom Knight backs James Buchanan in HD 72 special election

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Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is backing James Buchanan in the special election for House District 72, which was vacated by Alex Miller on Sept. 1.

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Takeaways from Tallahassee — Fences make happy code enforcers

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The first sentence of a Reason blog post this week got House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s attention: “Mere hours after Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County was ticketing residents for building code violations on their wrecked properties.” The House’s graphics team soon was on the case, producing an infographic based on the story, first reported by WSVN-TV. Corcoran tweeted it with the message: “Revealed: Hours after Hurricane Irma hit, Miami-Dade County issued 857 known notices that could result in fines. Outrageous.” The Reason post had focused on resident Celso Perez,…

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Omar Khan to shepherd Rick Kriseman campaign during final weeks

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To usher in the final weeks of the St. Petersburg mayoral race, incumbent Rick Kriseman is calling in a political heavy hitter — veteran Democratic consultant Omar Khan. Kahn is joining the Kriseman campaign as a senior adviser.

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Black lawmakers: Rick Scott is suppressing the vote in SD 40 special election

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With four days left before voters decide the winner of a heated contest for an open Senate seat in Miami, the Florida Legislative Black Caucus (FLBC) is accusing Gov. Rick Scott of suppressing the vote in District 40. After power was knocked out in large parts of Miami-Dade County, Florida Democrats asked Scott to postpone the Sept. 26 special election between Democrat Annette Taddeo and Republican former state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz. Scott did not take up the request. In…

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Personnel note: Ana Ceballos joins Extensive Enterprises Media

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Ana Ceballos, who was The Associated Press’ legislative session relief reporter in Florida this year, is joining the lineup of writers for Extensive Enterprises Media, publisher Peter Schorsch announced Friday. Ceballos—whose stint included writing about immigration, the environment, criminal justice and social welfare for the AP—will join Capitol correspondent Jim Rosica in state politics and government coverage from Tallahassee. Michael Moline continues to cover the insurance industry for the organization.

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Sunburn for 9.22.17 – NRSC does Bill Nelson wrong; Debris politics; Tim Tebow lends a hand; Ashley Moody’s big get; Last wknd in SD 40 spec. elex.

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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. We like Katie Martin, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s communications director, and usually enjoy her sharp-tongued releases. But her Thursday missive to the press, trying to link Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to the deaths of nine South Florida nursing home residents amid Hurricane Irma, strained credulity, to say the least. — “Bill Nelson doesn’t want you to know…

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Nick DiCeglie to kickoff campaign on Oct. 12

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A kickoff fundraiser for Republican Nick DiCeglie’s bid for House District 66 will be held Oct. 12 in Bellair, his campaign announced Thursday.

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