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Kathy Castor, Dennis Ross returning to Congress

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In a pair of results that could not be called surprising, Democrat Kathy Castor and Republican Dennis Ross won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Castor took about 61 percent of the vote in her race, while Ross took 58 percent. Neither race was expected to be closely contended. Castor, a liberal Democrat who was facing political newcomer Christine Quinn in the race for Florida’s 14th Congressional District, will be starting her sixth term in Congress. Ross faced Democrat…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.4.16 — What will be this year’s decisive October surprise?

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It was the Thursday night before the 2000 general election when Fox News’s Carl Cameron reported George W. Bush had been arrested in 1976 in Maine on a DWI case. It was definitely an “October surprise,” and it definitely seemed to stop Bush’s momentum in that contest — a contest in which he ultimately lost the popular vote, but took the Electoral College after a 36-day recount. On the Friday night before the 2004 election, the late Osama bin Laden released…

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Veterans group backing Christine Quinn over Kathy Castor in CD 14 race

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Christine Quinn, the Republican running against Democratic incumbent Kathy Castor in Florida’s 14th Congressional District next week, has received an endorsement from a veteran’s nonprofit group criticizing Castor for not being responsive to their previous outreach. However, the group itself has been labeled by the Tampa Bay Times as one of the worst charitable organizations in the country. “In 20 years of making endorsements for federal office, rarely has the Center for American Homeless Veterans found such a decisive and compelling case…

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As early voting begins, Missouri U.S. Rep Emanuel Cleaver praises Florida’s system

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Early voting commenced in Hillsborough County (and 49 other counties in Florida) on Monday, and by the end of the day, 18,887 voters had turned up at the polls, according to Supervisor of Elections Craig Lattimer. On Tuesday, USA Today reported Hillsborough County is one of the premier bellwether areas of the country when it comes to electing a president. Hillsborough has picked the winner in 19 of the last 20 presidential elections, and the Hillary Clinton campaign is pulling out all the stops this…

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Hillsborough County Republicans to gather in South Tampa to watch final night of RNC

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While it’s been well noted that there are many Republicans not in Cleveland this week for the RNC (hello, David Jolly), there are many others in the Tampa Bay area who might have wanted to attend, but aren’t delegates or don’t want to spend the money that it requires to travel to the Buckeye State. A number of these Republicans will gather Thursday night in Tampa at a “Unifying for America: Trump for President” convention watching party at 81 Bay Brewing…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.15.16 – No Tebowing in Cleveland

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Bad news for folks who were psyched that Tim Tebow was announced on Thursday to be a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Like Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady before him, Tebow became the latest (former) pro quarterback who has disavowed any intentions that he would be speaking at Donald Trump’s party next week. “My goal has always been to be able to make a difference in the biggest way possible. And if one day that’s in the…

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Meet Christine Quinn, the woman who wants to take Kathy Castor’s job in Congress

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When conservatives claims the Democratic Party is anti-small business, they have no one better to champion that claim than Christine Quinn, the Republican businesswoman running against Kathy Castor in Florida’s 14th Congressional District this November. The Southern California native created My Family Seasonings in 2005, which began with a prime rib seasoning from her mother’s secret family recipe. She then quickly adding seafood, hamburger, poultry, wild game and most recently a meatloaf mix to her company’s list of products, and she’s flourished ever since. As her business…

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