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Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen on what Hillary Clinton needs to do on Thursday night

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There are lots of local Tampa Bay area elected officials who are in Philadelphia this week for the Democratic National Convention. Darden Rice, Bob Buckhorn, Janet Cruz and Harry Cohen are some of the faces who were seen on out and about on Monday. Cohen is an alternate delegate for Hillary Clinton, and he says that while there is a strong-pro Bernie Sanders energy on the streets of Philadelphia who say they won’t vote for the presumptive presidential nominee this fall, he believes that…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.21.15 — Jeb’s SNL moment

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Happy Friday — or will it be in Tallahassee? In the spirit of Larry King’s former classic USA Today columns, here we go… All eyes are on the Capitol today to see if the Senate will go along with the House’s plan on redistricting that is supposed to be completed by high noon… None of us knows how much time we have left on this mortal coil, but that time may be even shorter for Jimmy Carter, who has had the greatest post-presidency in…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.3.15 — Could rising crime become a political issue in 2015?

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At Rick Scott’s cattle call in Orlando yesterday (I refuse to call it the Happiest Place on the Earth), the six (potential) presidential candidates were told by the governor to stick to the economy, so the only time they could speak about other issues was generally if they came before reporters after their session on stage. But as news from the Tampa Police Department continued to trickle in on 14-year-old Edward Harris’ death on Sunday, I began to contemplate the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.15.15 — Stephanopoulos apologizes again for Clinton donation. Is the story over?

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This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, host George Stephanopolous apologized to his audience for failing to disclose that he had donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation over the past few years, a revelation that has rocked the political/media establishment over the past 24 hours. Stephanopolous has worked hard over the past 13 years to earn the credibility of being a fair-minded journalist, despite his well known background in Democratic politics (not just with the Bill Clinton administration, but also in…

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