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Lisa Montelione campaign calls on TV stations to pull Shawn Harrison ad

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An attorney for the Lisa Montelione campaign is calling on local television stations to stop airing an ad by her Republican opponent in House District 63, Shawn Harrison, claiming it infringes on copyrighted material of Montelione. The ad mocks Montelione’s own television ad released last month, which depicted a commercial film set with a director, cameraman, technical crew — but no candidate. “Seen the Lisa Montelione commercial? You know, the one where she doesn’t show up,” asks the narrator at the beginning of Harrison’s ad, titled, “Where’s Lisa?” Mark Herron, Montelione’s…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.4.16 — What will be this year’s decisive October surprise?

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It was the Thursday night before the 2000 general election when Fox News’s Carl Cameron reported George W. Bush had been arrested in 1976 in Maine on a DWI case. It was definitely an “October surprise,” and it definitely seemed to stop Bush’s momentum in that contest — a contest in which he ultimately lost the popular vote, but took the Electoral College after a 36-day recount. On the Friday night before the 2004 election, the late Osama bin Laden released…

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Shawn Harrison slams Lisa Montelione in new TV ad in HD 63 race

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Shawn Harrison is hitting Lisa Montelione hard in the final days of their competitive House District 63 race. The ad begins as an homage of sorts to Montelione’s own television ad released last month, which depicted a commercial film set with a director, cameraman, technical crew — but no candidate. “Seen the Lisa Montelione commercial? You know, the one where she doesn’t show up,” asks the narrator at the beginning of Harrison’s ad, titled, “Where’s Lisa?” “Well, Montelione doesn’t show up as a Tampa City Councilwoman either,” as the…

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Here’s where the money chase stands in Tampa Bay’s legislative races

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Tampa Bay legislative candidates have filed their second-to-last campaign finance reports before Election Day, and Republicans still look like they’ll hold onto five of the six Senate seats covering Hillsborough or Pinellas counties. Sens. Tom Lee, Bill Galvano, and Jeff Brandes have already been re-elected without opposition, while Clearwater Republican Sen. Jack Latvala only faces a write-in candidate. Democratic Rep. Darryl Rouson faces Republican John “Mr. Manners” Houman in the SD 19 race, though he has been piling on to…

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Should’ve known better: HD 63 hopeful Lisa Montelione’s illegal yard sign — in her own district

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Yard signs have been a part of American politics since the invention of campaigns — and yards. Some see yard signs as vastly overrated, while others insist they are an indispensable tool in shaping perception among voters. Either way, if a candidate chooses to use yard signs — especially a veteran sitting lawmaker like Lisa Montelione — they had better understand the rules of the game. The Tampa City Councilwoman is currently running as a Democrat against Republican incumbent Shawn…

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Here’s where sh*t stands in Tampa Bay’s legislative races

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With two weeks to go until Election Day, the Tampa Bay area’s Senate seats are pretty much decided. Welcome back Sens. Jack Latvala and Tom Lee and say hello to Darryl Rouson, who should cruise past John “Mr. Manners” Houman to win the SD 19 seat. Tampa Republican Rep. Dana Young still has a race ahead of her for the SD 18 seat, however. Young is running against Democrat Bob Buesing and a pair of high-polling, no-party candidates for the…

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I’m just gonna leave this right here: Why didn’t President Obama endorse Dwight Bullard?

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President Barack Obama, capitalizing on high approval numbers, is endorsing dozens of state legislative candidates throughout the country, part of a significant push in the effort to flip swing districts in down-ballot races throughout Florida and across the country. The roll call now includes support for Charlie Crist in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, Rod Smith in state Senate District 8, Bob Buesing in SD 18, and Ben Diamond in House District 68. But as you peruse the long list of Democrats getting presidential…

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