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Eric Lynn’s campaign team includes high-profile Obama staffers

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CD 13 Democratic candidate Eric Lynn, the only declared candidate in the Pinellas County congressional race, announced his campaign team today, and it includes two nationally known figures who played important parts in getting Barack Obama elected president twice. Bill Burton and Anita Dunn from the political communications firm SKDKnickerbocker have signed on to the campaign as Lynn’s media consultants. Burton has been acting as the press spokesperson role ever since Lynn got into the race. He was the national spokesman for…

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Despite community outcry, Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper defends Bob Buckhorn

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Following the May 31 shooting death of 14-year-old Edward Harris, I wrote about Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s statement following the tragedy. “These young people, if they want to end up a statistic, either incarcerated or dead, the choice is theirs,” Buckhorn told the Times.  “Either get out of the life and find good role models, or you end up in the street in a pool of blood at age 14. That’s the reality.” The statement came across as cold and out…

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Tiger Bay: 2010 legislative preview with Rep. Ed Hooper and Rep. Rick Kriseman

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If space aliens were to land in our fair State and seek to ascertain the burning issues of import to our society by examining the recent acts of our Legislature, they would come to understand that we, as Floridians, care very deeply about young men wearing droopy pants which expose the tops of their boxers. They would also determine that we take grave offense to those who would display metallic replicas of bull reproductive organs on the backs of their…

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Tampa Bay political races’ 3Q fundraising

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Congress: Charlie Justice raises $92,000 with $101,000 left on handS-12 Kevin Ambler raised 76,943 with $118,900 left on hand. Jim Norman raised 79,895.00 with $300,803 left on hand. S-16 Nina Hayden raised $5,605 with $1,785 left on hand. Jack Latvala raised 89,742 with $302,100 left on hand. H-45 Fabian Calvo raised $5,305 with $1,430 left on hand. Richard Corcoran raised $48,367 with $84,035 left on hand. Kathryn Starkey raised $13,050 with $57,150 left on hand. H-47 Tom Aderhold raised $0…

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Tampa Bay legislators’ fundraising

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Not much to report for the incumbents…no one has done any damage yet in the race to replace Kevin Ambler in H-47…perhaps Peter Nehr will have problems with Tom McKone in H-48, but other than that it’s standard fare for Pinellas legislators. Here are their fundraising numbers to date: H-48 Peter Nehr raised $13,900 with $12,581 left on hand Tom McKone raised $5,071 with $3,533 left on hand H-49: Darren Soto raised $4,600 with $3,850 left on hand H-50: Ed…

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Candi Jovan jumps in race for House District 50

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Democratic activist Candi Jovan filed her paperwork to run for House District 50, where Republicans, and Ed Hooper are also running.

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