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Democratic power roster to help re-elect Gwen Graham with June 30 Tampa fundraiser

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More than a few high-profile Tampa Bay Democrats will be joining Gwen Graham for a major fundraiser next week to help her re-election effort in Florida’s 2nd Congressional District. The $250-per-person reception will be Tuesday, June 30, beginning 5:30 p.m. at the home of former Democratic state Sen. Pat Frank, who now serves as Hillsborough County Clerk, at 3108 Agawan Street in Tampa. Event hosts include a power roster of the region’s leading Democrats, both current and former lawmakers as…

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Bob Buckhorn battles his first major test as Tampa Mayor

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By any measure, Tampa has flourished since its citizens elected Bob Buckhorn to become Mayor in 2011. Saddled with budget deficits in his first couple of years in office, he adroitly put the city’s economy back on solid footing post-recession. There’s been a plethora of new parks and swimming pools built throughout the city, and an expanded Riverwalk has brought a whole new focus to downtown. Improvements have been made in quality of life issues like code enforcement, adding new street lights to…

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#5 on list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians — Kathy Castor

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The four-term congresswoman who represents Tampa and parts of St. Petersburg had a good year in 2014. Not only did she win re-election without drawing an opponent, but her behind-the-scenes effort working with President Obama on normalizing relations with Cuba reached fruition with the president’s dramatic announcement last December that the two nations would resume diplomatic efforts. Kathy Castor has championed health care issues since being elected, and she’s been front and center in getting the word out for eligible…

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No, Alex Sink should not pick an LG right now

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As far as test balloons go, the one Alex Sink’s campaign floated about her naming a lieutenant governor candidate earlier than when required went over like a wounded duck — despite the part about her asking former gubernatorial candidate Rod Smith to join her on the ticket. Unfortunately, many of the people advising Sink to make an early choice “to cover twice the ground” are many of the same Democrats who have lost statewide election after statewide election.  In fact, if I…

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Grayson to speak to Hillsborough YDs on Saturday

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Congressman Alan Grayson will speak to the Hillsborough County Democrats. Other speakers will be Tampa City Council Member Mary Mulhern and potential Tampa City Mayor candidate Jim Davis. You can get more information on the Facebook page. A $50.00 donation is required. (h/t to Pushing Rope) Join us for an afternoon to honor CONGRESSMAN ALAN GRAYSON in Tampa on THIS Saturday, January 16 EVENT TIME & LOCATION: Saturday, January 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 824 S. Orleans Ave. Tampa,…

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Janet Rifkin set to file for Mike Scionti’s seat in Florida House

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Within minutes of Tampa state Rep. Michael Scionti announcing his resignation to take a position with the Obama administration, a West Tampa activist has emerged as his possible successor. Janet Rifkin, a veteran local Democratic party activist and fundraiser, will run in the special election for heavily Hispanic district representing West Tampa and Town ‘N Country, said Ana Cruz, a local Democratic operative and Rifkin’s daughter. Rifkin, a former county Democratic Hispanic caucus chair, could have some competition for the…

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The Case for Charlie Crist

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From Nick Stone of Drawlines: Charlie Crist has been the champion of the people of the state of Florida. He’s risen above party politics when necessary, promoted conservative ideals when possible, and stood for what’s right even when he’s stood alone. Background: I didn’t vote for Charlie Crist for governor in 2006. As part of the Democratic movement then, I supported candidate Jim Davis with my vote and urged friends to follow suit. But as time wore on, I became…

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