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Jackie Toledo doesn’t back down from mailer that Guido Maniscalco says attacks his grandmother

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The Guido Maniscalco campaign team is lashing out at Jackie Toledo and Anthony Pedicini, her campaign consultant, after a mailer blasting Maniscalco hit homeowners in the Tampa District 6 area on Thursday, just days before early voting begins in their runoff election scheduled for March 24. But Toledo is not backing down. The mailer bashes Maniscalco, claiming his business record is a “mess,” with allegations that the company that he is associated with, Guido Morana Vintage Timepieces, owes nearly $40,000 in back taxes, between…

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#11 on list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians – Bill Galvano

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The Senate majority leader is expected to become Senate president in 2015. As majority leader, Bill Galvano works with committee chairs, schedules bills on the floor and controls the daily calendar during the legislative session. In a word, Galvano holds real power in Florida’s Capitol. Galvano was the founder of the Tampa Bay Area Legislative Delegation in 2007, and was the lawmaker who spearheaded TBARTA, the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority. “That was a huge step in the right…

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Guido Maniscalco calls on Jackie Toledo to “be honest with the voters” over recent allegations i Tampa City Council race

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Guido Maniscalco said this afternoon that Jackie Toledo, one of his two opponents in this Tuesday’s Tampa District 6 City Council election, needs to be honest with voters regarding published reports about a mailer sent out by a political action committee with connections to her campaign. The Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Danielson reports that that Anthony Pedicini, Toledo’s campaign manager, has a relationship with Auston Molina, the man identified as being involved with Moving Tampa Forward, a political action commiteee responsible for…

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Tommy Castellano calls Jackie Toledo and her campaign “an embarrassment”

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The District 6 Tampa City Council race went into a whole new stratosphere on Thursday when Tommy Castellano issued a blistering statement against one of his opponents in the race, Jackie Toledo. Using words like “pomposity,” “arrogance,” and “an embarrassment,” Castellano ripped into Toledo and the campaign she’s been running, writing, “Mrs. Toledo is the equivalent of a bull-in-a-china-shop, except that everything that it is broken will be paid by other people showing complete disregard to rules and the will of…

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