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Florida House Democrats ask to re-schedule special session out of concern for conference of the National Black Caucus

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Update – 10:39 a.m. – Rep. Ron Saunders asks to be excused from special session (memorandum after the break). Update – 11:08 p.m. – Late word coming down that Florida House Democrats plan to boycott the special session on Thursday and Friday. Dear Speaker Cretul: Upon reading the call for a special session on rail transit, we bring urgent concerns about the decision to conduct House committee meetings and floor sessions on Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4. As…

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No surprise here, but Rep. Rick Kriseman announces he’s running for a third term

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Democratic State Rep. Rick Kriseman formally announced last week that he would seek a third term in the Florida House of Representatives. Despite being in the minority, Kriseman has done an excellent job in the Florida House, especially on environmental matters. He deserves a third term.

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Les Miller will challenge Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White in 2010

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From PoHo: Long-rumored and believed to be dropped early to beat Tampa City Councilman Thomas Scott to the punch, here is Democratic politico Les Miller’s formal announcement that he will run for Hillsborough County Commission. It will be a lively Democratic primary, even if Scott doesn’t run: FORMER SENATOR LES MILLER TO RUN FOR COUNTY COMMISSION TAMPA – Former State Senator Lesley “Les” Miller has filed to run for Hillsborough County Commission, District 3. Miller’s entry into the race will…

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