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The case against Bob Hackworth’s campaign against Susan Latvala

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I would like to outline some of the pros and cons, from a purely political standpoint, of why Bob Hackworth should have run for the District 45 seat of the Florida House of Representatives rather than the seat currently held by Susan Latvala on the Pinellas County Commission.  This is the text of a memorandum I wrote to him (albeit unsolicited) when I learned he was considering a run. Perhaps the best way to sum up the difference between the two possible…

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The case against Bob Hackworth’s campaign against Susan Latvala

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I would like to outline some of the pros and cons, from a purely political standpoint, of why Bob Hackworth should have run for the District 45 seat of the Florida House of Representatives rather than the seat currently held by Susan Latvala on the Pinellas County Commission.  This is the text of a memorandum I wrote to him (albeit unsolicited) when I learned he was considering a run. Perhaps the best way to sum up the difference between the two possible…

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Division of Elections renders opinion on politicians and their Facebook pages

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In one of its first opinions addressing the challenging issues facing political advertising on new media, the Florida Divison of Elections rendered an opinion that there is no rule against politicians listing their party affiliation on such as Facebook provided they aren’t running for re-election. The request came from the City of Coral Springs whose Commissioners wanted to know if there was any rule regardinng nonpartisan candidates posted their party affiliations on their Facebook pages. Division of Elections Director Donald Palmer rendered an opinion that states that…

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Charlie Crist launches atrocious, unfunny anti-Marco Rubio website

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Update: As of 9:00 a.m., the Marco Rubio Hustle website is no longer up-and-running.  This is the second time Crist, err, I mean, Crist’s allies have taken down an anti-Rubio website. The Charlie Crist Campaign has launched an atrocious, unfunny anti-Marco Rubio website at http://www.marcorubiohustle.com/  Jeez, Charlie just can’t do new media.

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Now that he’s behind, here are 10 ways Charlie Crist can turn his campaign around

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Dear Charlie, Let’s try this again. It’s been a long time since I helped out on one of your campaigns. In fact, I think the last time we worked together you were running for…the U.S. Senate (do you remember the time when, on our way back from campaigning with Ollie North in Panama City, my car tire blew out and I got stranded in Chiefland?). A lot has changed since 1998. You began this race as the front-runner with all…

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Now that he’s behind, here are 10 ways Charlie Crist can turn his campaign around

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Dear Charlie, Let’s try this again. It’s been a long time since I helped out on one of your campaigns. In fact, I think the last time we worked together you were running for…the US Senate (do you remember the time when, on our way back from campaigning with Ollie North in Panama City, my car tire blew out and I got stranded in Chiefland?). A lot has changed since 1998. You began this race as the front-runner with all…

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Elections complaint against St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Scott Wagman dismissed

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The Florida Election Commission has decided that Internet ads used by mayoral candidate Scott Wagman this summer didn’t violate election rules, though the group is recommending that lawmakers clarify how old campaign laws should apply to new media. A complaint had been filed with the commission claiming Wagman’s ads violated elections law because they didn’t include disclaimers declaring them “political advertisement paid for and approved by Scott Wagman for mayor.” The candidate said there wasn’t room on those small, hypertext…

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