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Nick DiCeglie releases host committee for Oct. 12 fundraiser

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Republican Nick DiCeglie is holding a fundraiser next week to get his House District 66 campaign off the ground, and Tuesday he released a host committee showing dozens of local officials who will come to show their support.

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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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Respected Republican leader Nick DiCeglie announces HD 66 run

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Pinellas County Republican Party Chairman Nick DiCeglie says he’s entering the 2018 race for House District 66. DiCeglie, who announced his candidacy in a Tuesday press release, joins Berny Jacques in the GOP primary for the western Pinellas County seat, which covers Clearwater, Indian Shores and Largo. The current HD 66 officeholder – state Rep. Larry Ahern, a Seminole Republican – is term-limited next year.

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Largo City Commissioner John Carroll backing Berny Jacques for HD 66

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Republican hopeful Berny Jacques is touting a new endorsement of his bid to succeed Larry Ahern in House District 66. The backing comes from former Largo Police Chief John Carroll, a member of the Largo City Commission. “I am pleased to endorse Berny Jacques as a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, District 66,” Carroll said Tuesday. “Berny and I share a common background as criminal justice professionals, and a deep commitment to the concept of ‘Home Rule.’ He has consistently demonstrated his support of local…

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HD 66 hopeful Berny Jacques starts strong, raises nearly $30K in March

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Berny Jacques raised $29,740 in March, the first month of fundraising after launching a 2018 bid for Pinellas County’s House District 66. Contributors to the former Pinellas County Assistant State Attorney’s campaign include former Jeb Bush staffer Slater Bayliss, GOP fundraiser Brent Sembler, local Republican heavyweight Jim Holton, Tampa Chamber of Commerce Chair Mike Griffin and Fritz Brogan, former Executive Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Rick Scott. Jacques also picked up an endorsement from another local Pinellas County official,…

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Here’s where sh*t stands in Tampa Bay politics — the ‘this place is the best’ edition

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Besides, maybe, New York City or Washington, D.C., there really is no better place from which to write about politics than Tampa Bay. One reason is that there are so many competitive congressional and legislative seats in the region. And what’s spent to win those seats is oftentimes as much as the amount spent to win other state’s U.S. Senate seats. These seats are competitive because Hillsborough and Pinellas remain “purple” seats in an era when more and more counties…

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David Jolly headlining fundraiser for House candidate Berny Jacques this Thursday

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Although the 2018 election is more than a year-and-a-half away, House District 66 candidate Berny Jacques is working hard to procure support well in advance of the campaigning for his first run for public office. On Monday, City of Seminole Councilmember Trish Springer announced that she is backing Jacques in the race to succeed Republican Larry Ahern, who is term limited out next year. “Berny has done a great job serving on the City of Seminole Developmental Review Board,” Springer said in a…

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