Kevin Gausman pitched six strong innings, Adam Jones homered and the Baltimore Orioles sent the Tampa Bay Rays to their season-worst fifth straight loss, 5-0 Monday night. The Rays began the day tied for the second AL wild-card spot. Baltimore won for the sixth time in eight games.
The hour is getting late for Rick Kriseman. Even though the primary election won’t be decided until August 29, ballots will be sent to early voters at the end of this week. About 1,000 ballots have already been sent to military and overseas voters. Going by how other local elections have played out, the next two weeks could very well decide whether Kriseman is re-elected.
Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Peter Ramsberger is the 2017 recipient of the Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence. The Chief Justice Awards for Judicial Excellence, established in 2014 and bestowed annually, recognize one county court judge and one circuit judge who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the judicial branch and who personify judicial excellence. Ramsberger, who was elected to the Pinellas County bench in 1990 and appointed to his position in the Sixth Circuit in 1997, was presented with the award…
Without surprise or intrigue, the full board of Enterprise Florida (EFI) on Monday hired lawyer and Gov. Rick Scott loyalist Pete Antonacci to be its next leader. The former lobbyist had been recommended as the new CEO by the jobs-recruiting agency’s executive committee during a conference call last week. Scott chairs the EFI board of directors as governor.
A contested mayoral election offers an opportunity for citizens and interest groups to pose questions and emphasize concerns — and actually get a politician to listen.
The Democratic Party unveiled its new economic plan Monday, which includes the tagline: “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.” Despite some on Twitter mocking the slogan as sounding a little too much like a Papa John’s ad, Tampa Congresswoman Kathy Castor digs it.
As Hillsborough County Democrats search for a candidate with the kind of name recognition to defeat GOP incumbents Victor Crist and Sandy Murman in countywide elections next year, April Griffin confirms that she won’t be one of them.