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Augie Ribeiro pumps another $100K into his SD 19 campaign

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Democrat Augie Ribeiro has pumped another $100,000 of his own money into his campaign against three current and former lawmakers in the newly redrawn Senate District 19. The St. Petersburg attorney has now loaned or contributed more than $500,000 to his campaign in the district, which covers parts of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Outside of self-funding, Ribeiro brought in just over $6,000 in contributions between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12, while spending about $150,000 for an on-hand total of $33,761 at the…

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Augie Ribeiro ups ante in SD 19, loans his campaign another $100K

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St. Petersburg Democrat Augie Ribeiro upped the ante in the four-way primary for Senate District 19 by tossing in another $100,000 of his own money at the beginning of August. The trial lawyer and CEO of Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith has now put more than $400,000 of his money into the campaign for the newly drawn district, which covers parts of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Outside of his money, Ribeiro picked up $4,800 in contributions between July 30 and Aug.…

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Sean Shaw gets endorsement from Florida Sentinel Bulletin

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The Florida Sentinel Bulletin, the bi-weekly paper serving the Tampa Bay area African-American community, has endorsed Sean Shaw’s state House bid. “The Florida Sentinel has diligently informed our community about politics, local events, and policies impacting the African American community,” Shaw said. “I’m proud that they’ve informed their readers about my dedication to our community and my commitment to positive change in Tampa Bay.” The Sentinel endorsement follows a number of high profile endorsements for Shaw, including local and county firefighters,…

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Dena Grayson out with TV ad in CD 9 race, pushing her medical experience

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Democrat Dena Grayson is airing her first television commercial of the 2016 campaign in the Orlando-based Florida’s Congressional District 9 race, emphasizing both her work as a doctor and as a pharmaceutical researcher. However, Dr. Grayson, of Windermere, never has been licensed to practice medicine in any state, though she does have a medical doctorate and practiced medicine during a residency in California more than 10 years ago. The commercial,  entitled “Meet Dr. Dena Grayson,” now playing in the Orlando market,…

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Interesting read: Washington Monthly is on the trail with Kendrick Meek

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An interesting read from the Washington Monthly: On paper, Rep. Kendrick Meek (D), a leading U.S. Senate candidate in Florida, should be in reasonably good electoral shape. He’s a fairly popular congressman and law-enforcement officer who enjoys the backing of Democratic giants like former President Bill Clinton. What’s more, the Democratic candidate will be in a three-way contest in November, with Republican Marco Rubio and used-to-be-Republican Charlie Crist. It’s fairly easy to imagine the winning scenario — Rubio and Crist…

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National Review: Kendrick Meek’s Changing Fortunes

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National Review: Unlike his neighbors along the mean streets of inner-city Miami, Kendrick Meek was born sucking on a silver spoon, at least politically speaking. He was the son of the legendary Carrie Meek, who built a political career from the ground up, picking her way from door to door across the cracked-window desolation of Liberty City. She became the first African American to win a place in the Florida congressional delegation and, after years of nit-pick constituent service to the majority blacks and minority…

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National Review: Kendrick Meek’s Changing Fortunes

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National Review: Unlike his neighbors along the mean streets of inner-city Miami, Kendrick Meek was born sucking on a silver spoon, at least politically speaking. He was the son of the legendary Carrie Meek, who built a political career from the ground up, picking her way from door to door across the cracked-window desolation of Liberty City. She became the first African American to win a place in the Florida congressional delegation and, after years of nit-pick constituent service to the majority blacks and minority…

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