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Paula Dockery comes to Tiger Bay

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State Sen. Paula Dockery of Lakeland jumped into the governor’s race last November well aware that her opponent had a running start in name recognition, fund-raising and endorsements.   But she maintains that her notions of “common-sense conservatism” have been eclipsed in the party by a dictatorial style and undue deference to big business.  She opposed the Everglades land deal with U.S Sugar and voted against the bill abolishing teacher tenure this session.  In recent months, she has ramped up the…

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Fundraising and Web 2.0 update for Florida Governor’s race

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Progress Florida’s Jon Bleyer took the time to compile some very interesting statistics about how the major candidates for statewide office fundraising efforts compare with their Internet and social networking footprints entering 2010. Here are his findings and analysis: Gubernatorial race Paula Dockery-R: Fundraising: $191,734 ($191,734 in 4th quarter of 2009) raised; $199,595 cash on hand (includes $100,000 loan) Facebook: 3,273 supporters (3,522 friends) Twitter: 512 followers (Tweeter Meter: 2) YouTube (also here): 2 (0) subscribers, 257 (27) upload views…

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Fundraising and Web 2.0 update for Florida Governor’s race

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Progress Florida’s Jon Bleyer took the time to compile some very interesting statistics about how the major candidates for statewide office fundraising efforts compare with their internet and social networking footprints entering 2010. Here are his findings and analysis: Gubernatorial race Paula Dockery-R: Fundraising: $191,734 ($191,734 in 4th quarter of 2009) raised; $199,595 cash on hand (includes $100,000 loan) Facebook: 3,273 supporters (3,522 friends) Twitter: 512 followers (Tweeter Meter: 2) YouTube (also here): 2 (0) subscribers, 257 (27) upload views…

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Now that he’s behind, here are 10 ways Charlie Crist can turn his campaign around

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Dear Charlie, Let’s try this again. It’s been a long time since I helped out on one of your campaigns. In fact, I think the last time we worked together you were running for…the U.S. Senate (do you remember the time when, on our way back from campaigning with Ollie North in Panama City, my car tire blew out and I got stranded in Chiefland?). A lot has changed since 1998. You began this race as the front-runner with all…

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Now that he’s behind, here are 10 ways Charlie Crist can turn his campaign around

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Dear Charlie, Let’s try this again. It’s been a long time since I helped out on one of your campaigns. In fact, I think the last time we worked together you were running for…the US Senate (do you remember the time when, on our way back from campaigning with Ollie North in Panama City, my car tire blew out and I got stranded in Chiefland?). A lot has changed since 1998. You began this race as the front-runner with all…

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In the face of declining poll numbers, here’s what Charlie Crist can do to save his campaign

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A new St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll finds only 42 percent of likely Florida voters think Charlie Crist is doing a good or excellent job as governor — by far the worst approval rating of Crist’s 34 months in office. Dear Charlie, It’s been a long time since I helped out on one of your campaigns. In fact, I think the last time we worked together you were running for…the U.S. Senate (do you remember the time when,…

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