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At Tiger Bay event, George Cretekos calls for Clearwater to get more respect

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As leaders of the region’s two biggest cities, Bob Buckhorn and Rick Kriseman dominate headlines in Tampa Bay politics. But it was Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos who became the breakout speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. All three mayors were on stage at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater on Roosevelt Boulevard. Only recently has Cretekos emerged as a leader in his own right, coming into the spotlight after 36 years serving as an aide to the late C.W. Bill Young before he was elected to the Clearwater…

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Pinellas GOP hosts inaugural Land O’ Lakes “shootout” and fundraiser

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Billed as the “First Annual Shootout,” the Pinellas County Republican Party and Executive Committee hosted local and state politicians as well as outdoors enthusiasts at the Tampa Bay Sporting Clays in Land O’ Lakes, days before Florida lawmakers return for its 60-day session. Organized by Matt Lettelleir, Director of Party Development for the PCRP and its Executive Committee, the event was the organization’s first official fundraiser for 2016. Lettelleir said the event’s purpose was multidimensional as an opportunity to raise…

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Fundraising reception for Ed Montanari in St. Pete tonight

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Ed Montanari is holding one of the first fundraising receptions for his bid for St. Pete City Council District 3. Hosted by Young Floridians for Opportunity, a local group supporting conservative candidates, the fundraiser will be at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club today from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Host committee includes YFO PAC President Berny Jacques, Treasurer Gordon Oldham and Secretary Megan Roach. Also hosting are Erica & Nick DiCeglie, owner of Solar Sanitation, Inc.; businessman LJ Govoni; developer Ryan Hartney, attorney…

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