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#16 on list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians — Gus Bilirakis

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Tarpon Springs Rep. Gus Bilirakis earned props even from of his most zealous Democratic Party critics when he held three well-publicized town hall meetings in early 2017, where he steadfastly defended his opposition to the Affordable Care Act while acknowledging at the time that his GOP House colleagues didn’t have a replacement bill teed up to support. The day before the House voted on the American Health Care Act 2.0 in early May, a spokesperson said he was undecided as…

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Personnel note: Vern Buchanan hires Gretchen Andersen as new press secretary

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Sarasota Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan said Wednesday that Gretchen Andersen will be the new press secretary for his Washington, D.C., office. Andersen previously was press secretary for U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Murphy also wrote a sweeping mental health reform bill co-sponsored by Buchanan. Before her stint in Murphy’s office, Andersen was press secretary for New York City-based Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, as well as an intern for NBC…

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