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Pinellas Democratic Party donates $1,000 to St. Petersburg Free Clinic

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Members of the Pinellas County Democratic executive committee voted unanimously Monday to donate $1,000 to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic for its food bank. “It’s Thanksgiving time. Some people in our community are hurting,” executive committee chair Susan McGrath said. “It’s the right thing to do.” The decision to donate came after a SaintPetersBlog.com story about the plight of the food pantry run by the Free Clinic. Donations have been low and the need is high, leaving the bank, which fed…

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Kathleen Peters raises more than $11K in April in HD 69 race

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For months, Pinellas County Democrats had been searching for a candidate to take on Republican Kathleen Peters in her South Pinellas County-based House District 69 seat, considered one of the more “swingy” in the state. They finally snagged a candidate last month when Gulfport resident Jennifer Webb announced her candidacy. Whether she can seriously challenge the incumbent will be something to watch over the course of the year, but in the interim, Peters is moving forward. The twice-elected representative raised $11,666. in April. She’s raised…

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Gwen Graham headlining tonight’s Pinellas County Kennedy-King Dinner

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The Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee hosts their annual Kennedy-King Dinner at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater Friday, the first under the control of party chair Susan McGrath. The event’s featured speaker is North Florida congresswoman Gwen Graham, a budding star in the state party whose political future is unclear. Graham’s victory over Republican Steve Southerland in Florida’s 2nd Congressional District seat in November 2014 was one of the rare highlights for the Florida Democratic Party in what was otherwise a…

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Campaign Weekender for May 14-16

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Charlie Crist will be opening his Campaign Headquarters at 10 a.m. at 300 Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg.  For more information, please visit Crist’s campaign website here. State senator and candidate for attorney general Dan Gelber will be at a meet and greet at 9:00 a.m. at the Pinellas Democratic Party office.  For more information, please click here. Former U.S. Senate candidate and current state Senate candidate Kevin Burns is having a fundraiser at 5:00 p.m. at 1811 North…

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