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Jeremy Bailie wants to bring intense focus to Florida Legislature

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Jeremy Bailie, one of three Republicans who filed to run for the Pinellas County-based House District 69 seat being vacated by Kathleen Peters, says in his job as an attorney, he’s driven to help small businesses. He wants to bring that same intense focus to Tallahassee.

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In campaign kickoff speech, Rick Kriseman aims to take St. Petersburg to next level

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Rick Kriseman says he ran for Mayor four years ago because he felt that the big issues in St. Petersburg weren’t being addressed. Kicking off his re-election campaign Wednesday night, he said, “It’s so important to keep our foot on the gas pedal.” “This is a time that’s really important for the city of St. Petersburg,” Kriseman told a crowd of around 100 supporters who filled in the courtyard of Three Birds Tavern on 4th Street. “We have a lot of big issues that…

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Incumbents rule in Pinellas House District 65, 67, 69 races

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Republican incumbents retained their seats in State House Districts 65, 67 and 69. Chris Sprowls defeated Democrat Bernard “Bernie” Fensterwald to earn a second term in the HD 65 seat. Sprowls, from Palm Harbor, served as a prosecutor in the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office until this past summer when he left to go into private practice. Sprowls is expected to serve as Speaker of the House for 2021-2022. Chris Latvala, the son of Republican Sen. Jack Latvala, decisively defeated…

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Final round-up of the money chase in Tampa Bay’s legislative races

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On Friday, candidates released their final campaign finance reports before Election Day, and reports out of Senate District 18 show Tampa Republican Rep. Dana Young pressing her fundraising advantage in the race with $1.2 million in spending. Young spent more than $500,000 of campaign’s war chest in between Oct. 22 and Nov. 3, most of it heading to a media buy with Mentzer Media Services. The exiting House Majority Leader also raised $67,000 for her SD 18 campaign, leaving her…

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Jennifer Webb vows to help angry, frustrated homeowners in Redington Beach

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Jennifer Webb promised that, if elected, she would file a bill to overturn a state law that prohibits cities from restricting short-term rentals. Webb did not stop on that one issue. If elected, Webb said, she would work to restore home rule, the power of a municipality to regulate issues within their borders. Many municipalities have complained in recent years that laws passed by the Florida Legislature have eroded the concept of home rule by restricting cities’ legislative powers. “It…

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Sierra Club endorses Jennifer Webb

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The Florida Sierra Club has endorsed Jennifer Webb in her campaign for the State House District 69 seat. “We are confident Jennifer Webb will stand up against big oil and gas interests and take environmental positions which are aligned with her local constituents’ best interests,” Sierra Club spokesman Dave Harbeitner said. “She understands Florida’s natural environment is a precious asset and needs to be protected so it can remain one of the most important parts of our economy in the…

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Wengay Newton, Jennifer Webb woo voters in Gulfport

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Wengay Newton and Jennifer Webb took the stage in Gulfport on Thursday night in a homestretch effort to charm voters before the Nov. 8 General Election. Newton is running for the State House District 70 seat against Republican Cori Fournier. There is no incumbent in the seat. Webb is challenging Republican incumbent Kathleen Peters for the HD 69 seat. Neither Fournier nor Peters showed up at the forum, leaving the field free for the two Democrats. The Gulfport Area Chamber of…

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