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Tom Jackson: Maybe if we thought of primaries as playoffs …

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The impression I get is people have the wrong idea about primary elections. To apply a sports analogy, people — I’d call them voters, except they’re plainly not — think of primaries as the exhibition season. This is not without solid foundation. I mean, they do sort of look like the preseason. Starry-eyed unknowns hoping to take down the veteran; once-storied hotshots looking for one last hurrah. (I’m looking at you, Jim Norman.) And the way we treat it, it’s…

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Joe Henderson: Some pre-primary thoughts for Hillsborough County

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I will be paying attention to a lot of things during Tuesday’s primary election. The weather, however, will not be high on the list. Even with storms in Tuesday’s forecast, it may not affect the turnout that much. As of Sunday, voters cast nearly 104,000 ballots in Hillsborough County for the primary election, either by mail or at early voting events like Sunday’s “Souls to The Polls” gathering at two Tampa locations. As of late afternoon, there were 3,267 votes…

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Unopposed local constitutional officers to return nearly $900,000 in contributions

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The collecting began last year, and the contributions flowed into Tampa Bay incumbent constitutional officers focused winning this fall’s elections and keeping their jobs for four more years. By last week, when qualifying ended, nearly a dozen had raked in close to $900,000, ready to wage war with challengers to their positions as sheriffs, tax collectors, clerks of the circuit court, supervisors of elections and school superintendents. Turns out they don’t need that cash at all. Nine constitutional officers in…

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The special election for the Tampa City Council District 7 race is set

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Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer announced on Monday that the special election for the Tampa City Council District 7 race will take place on November 8, the same day as the presidential election. There are four candidates running in the race to succeed Lisa Montelione, who has announced her candidacy to run in a state legislative seat, which will require her to step down from her seat this fall. They are: Dr. Cyril Spiro, newspaper editor Gene Siudut, attorney…

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Lisa Montelione submits her letter resigning from the Tampa City Council later this year

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As expected, Tampa City Councilwoman Lisa Montelione submitted her resign-to-run letter to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections on Friday, effective November 8. That’s the date of the fall election, where Montelione hopes to be the Democratic candidate for the House District 63 seat, which encompasses parts of New Tampa, Pebble Creek, Lutz, Carrollwood, Lake Magdalene and the USF area. Montelione, re-elected to her north Tampa District 7 council seat in the winter of 2015, announced last fall that she would leave the…

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Tom Lee is considering a run in Hillsborough County this year — but for what seat?

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Tom Lee is facing eviction from the state Legislature this fall due to redistricting, but now says he is seriously eyeing a possible run for office in Hillsborough County in 2016. The Brandon Republican told FloridaPolitics.com he decide within the next few weeks where his political destination lies, and it could be a county commission seat. “I’m thinking about my family and my professional interests and trying to get a sense of how those might play into me continuing to spend my life…

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As the deadline to register to vote looms, millions of Floridians begin casting ballots

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There may be a month until Florida’s presidential preference primary, but thousands of Sunshine State voters are already casting their ballots. Elections offices across the state have sent about 1.8 million absentee, or vote by mail, ballots this election cycle. About 47 percent of those ballots went to registered Republicans; while 40 percent were sent to registered Democrats. The remainder of those ballots were sent to voters who weren’t registered with a major party. “There is a definitive buzz,” said…

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