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George Soros among the latest donors to Charlie Crist’s congressional campaign

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Former Gov. Charlie Crist reported another $27,900 in contributions for his congressional campaign over the weekend, including donations from several high-profile donors. Among the big names on the donor roll were billionaire George Soros, financial author Howard Dvorkin, Diametriq CEO Anjan Ghosal, Sembler Company executive Craig Sher, FSU trustee Kathryn Ballard, and Avram Glazer, whose family owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and controls Manchester United. The money is the first Crist has reported for his CD 13 race since he filed his report covering Aug. 11 through Sept. 30. At…

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Charlie Crist says Jordan Park residents need help now

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Former Gov. Charlie Crist toured the troubled Jordan Park Apartments in July. Afterward, he called the conditions “deplorable.” On Thursday, Crist returned to Jordan Park to say not much has changed, and he’s urging for something be done now to improve living conditions for the residents. “This is an issue of simple human decency,” Crist said. At least one Jordan Park resident agreed not much has changed since July. Resident Heidi Hampton said she contacted the office about 3 p.m.…

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New poll of Florida’s battleground 13th Congressional District: David Jolly 44%, Charlie Crist 44%

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Jack Latvala was not exaggerating. Earlier this week, the Republican state Senator said he had paid for the polling that shows David Jolly leading Charlie Crist in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Latvala said he conducted “multiple polls, actually, because we didn’t believe it the first time.” Latvala’s right, the numbers are hard to believe. According to a new survey conducted by St. Pete Polls, Jolly leads Crist by less than a tenth of a point, 44 to 44 percent among likely CD 13 voters. These numbers are startling considering that…

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Charlie Crist fundraiser in St. Pete targets young professionals

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Charlie Crist is looking to raise some dough in downtown St. Pete this week for his congressional bid against Eric Lynn. St. Pete business owner Jon La Budde along with attorney Julian Wood and his wife, Meghan, are hosting the former Governor at Reno Downtown Joint at 27 Fourth St. N. The event is aimed toward young professionals. Though, a Facebook event page welcomes those young at heart as well. Organizers are suggesting a $100 contribution from each person attending…

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Darden Rice has a list of wants for congressional candidates Eric Lynn and Charlie Crist

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When Pinellas voters elect a new person to represent them in Congress, a lot could change in St. Pete. Congressional District 13 is currently represented by Republican David Jolly. That district includes most, but not all, of St. Pete. After the 2016 election to replace Jolly, who is running for U.S. Senate, all of St. Pete will be included. That’s because a court ruled that the current districts violate Florida’s Fair Districts law by leaving out the primarily Democratic South…

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Rick Kriseman endorses Eric Lynn

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman is endorsing Eric Lynn for Congress. In a video released Wednesday morning, Kriseman praised Lynn for valuing community. “[St. Pete is] a place where the community values family and service is important,” Kriseman said in the video. “This is a man who cares about his community and will take that passion with him to Congress.” The video shows Kriseman standing in a park and cuts to  footage of the Pinellas Congressional District beaches. It comes…

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Eric Lynn touts the real Democrat card

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Congressional candidate Eric Lynn is responding to former Gov. Charlie Crist‘s long-anticipated announcement that he’ll challenge Lynn in a primary for Congressional District 13 by playing on reminders that Crist wasn’t always a Democrat. “Since day one, I’ve been in this race to sere as a voice for the people of Pinellas County. This is my hometown. I’m a St. Petersburg native, a life-long Democrat, and I know what issues are important to the people of this district: the economy,…

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