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Mail ballots go out to St. Pete voters

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The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections mailed out ballots for the August 29 municipal primary Tuesday to the more than 64,000 voters who have requested them. On the ballot will be the mayoral primary, featuring Mayor Rick Kriseman, former Mayor Rick Baker as well as Anthony Cates, Paul Congemi, Theresa Lassiter and Jesse Nevel. The top two vote getters will square off in the November general election unless one of the candidates gets greater than 50 percent of the vote.…

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Steny Hoyer endorses Gwen Graham

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Democratic candidate for governor Gwen Graham now has snagged the endorsement of the U.S. House of Representatives’ second-highest ranking figure. Graham’s campaign Tuesday announced House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer‘s endorsement. Graham, of Tallahassee, was Florida’s 2nd Congressional District’s congresswoman in 2015-17.

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Gina Driscoll looks to parlay key endorsement into campaign success

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Candidates for the St. Petersburg District 6 City Council seat gathered for a meet-and-greet opportunity Monday night at the Coquina Key Clubhouse in Coquina Key, the island in the southeastern part of the district. It was a relatively low-key affair, with candidates given a minute before and after the event to interact with members of the community; many confessed beforehand they knew very little about the eight candidates in the race. In her introduction, Gina Driscoll opted not to refer to her…

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Bombshell stories spur news war with a twist

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Print outlets like The New York Times and Washington Post have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with cable television news over a string of bombshell stories about the Trump administration. It’s a news war with a twist.

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50 Florida lawmakers earn A+ on AFP-FL scorecard

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Fifty legislators received top marks from Americans for Prosperity-Florida, the largest number of A+ legislators since the organization began issuing its annual legislative scorecard. The organization released its 2017 Economic Freedom Scorecard, which graded 5,500 votes on 96 issues, on Tuesday. The scorecard showed 50 legislators — 11 senators and 39 representatives — received an A+. That means legislators scoring an A+ voted with AFP-FL received a score of 100 percent or higher.

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round.

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Jesse Nevel protesting Paul Congemi ‘go back to Africa’ rant at rally today

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St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel is organizing a “major public event” this week in response to racially charged statements made by fellow candidate Paul Congemi.

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