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At Senate Commerce hearing in St. Pete, Bill Nelson vows to keep oil drilling moratorium

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While the U.S. Senate is officially in recess, Bill Nelson brought a bit of Washington D.C. to St. Petersburg. On the USFSP campus Thursday, the Florida Democrat hosted a meeting of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, which focused on the threats to the state’s tourism-driven economy.

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Kathy Castor: Kriseman camp’s linking of Rick Baker to Donald Trump is ‘fair game’

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Kathy Castor no longer represents a part of St. Petersburg in Congress, but she is following the mayoral race there. She says she doesn’t have a problem with the Florida Democratic Party attempting to tie former Mayor Rick Baker to Donald Trump. The Florida Democratic Party is running a 30-second ad on behalf of incumbent Rick Kriseman that attempts to connect Baker not only with Trump, but other Republicans like Mitt Romney and Rick Scott. Although the mayoral race is technically…

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Democratic ad attempts to link Rick Baker to Donald Trump

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With Rick Kriseman trailing Rick Baker in the latest poll of St. Petersburg’s mayoral race, the Florida Democratic Party is paying for a new ad linking the former mayor with President Donald Trump. Whether national politics will trickle down to the local level is something the Kriseman team is banking on, though it hasn’t been reflected yet in the polls.

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Advocates push Charlie Crist for more juvenile diabetes funding

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Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, affecting nearly 10 percent of the population or about 29 million people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, more than 8 million people are undiagnosed. Though more media attention in recent years has focused on individuals suffering from the Type 2 diabetes which occurs with an increase in obesity and sedentary behavior, millions are affected by Type 1 diabetes — previously called juvenile diabetes — which can happen to…

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Charlie Crist says missile defense might be necessary to stop North Korea missiles

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With diplomacy a seemingly lost cause for addressing North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Charlie Crist says it’s time to put our trust in the military to protect the country from a possible attack from Kim Jong Un‘s regime.

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Charlie Crist to travel to Israel as part of congressional delegation

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Rep. Charlie Crist is headed to Israel. Crist is part of a congressional delegation traveling to Israel from Aug. 1 through Aug. 9, his office said Friday. Crist and other members of the House are expected to get a firsthand look at the regional challenges and learn more about the nation’s strategic relationship with Israel during the trip.

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Charlie Crist on his birthday, over time

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Charlie Crist was born 61 years ago today. That’s not all Crist did on July 24ths through the years. Let’s look back at Crist’s birthdays over the years. On July 24, 2006, Crist – then a Republican gubernatorial hopeful – said that he disagreed with President George W. Bush‘s veto of a bill that would have expanded funds for embryonic stem cell research. His opponent, Tom Gallagher, praised Bush’s veto. A few years prior, on July 24, 2002, during a…

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