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Senate committee opposes the opening of a Cuban consulate in the Sunshine State

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Although many people in Tampa are hoping that a Cuban consulate is built in Tampa, a committee in the state Senate today officially disapproved of any such diplomatic outpost coming to Florida. The Senate Rules Committee today approved SM 866, a largely symbolic bill that puts the committee on the record as expressing “profound disagreement” with President Obama’s decision to open diplomatic relations with the communist island. “Stand with us on behalf of freedom,” said Miami Republican Anitere Flores, speaking on…

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John Morroni and Arthenia Joyner win re-election as qualifying ends

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Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni and state Sen. Arthenia Joyner were poised to win re-election without a fight Friday after qualifying ended without drawing opposition. Developing…

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Democratic activist David Schauer contemplating challenge to Sen. Arthenia Joyner

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Democratic activist David Schauer, treasurer of St. Pete Pride and treasurer to the Pinellas DEC, has sent a letter to state Sen. Nan Rich, the Democratic leader in the Florida Senate, that he intends to run an insurgent campaign against lackluster incumbent Arthenia Joyner.  This is not the first time a possible challenger to Sen. Joyner has considered running against her.  State Rep. Darryl Rouson, bolstered by intriguing poll numbers, is also said to be thinking about running against Sen. Joyner. The…

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Democratic state Sen. Arthenia Joyner joins prominent GOPer Mary Ann Stiles firm

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Democratic state Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) recently joined the law firm Stiles, Taylor and Grace, which is headed by Mary Ann Stiles, a widely-respected, but prominent Republican who has pushed for a referendum that would give voter approval to the creation of an elected county mayor post. Stiles is a major contributor to Republican candidates and causes (actually Stiles gives generously to both sides, just much more often to the Rs).

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