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Ed Hooper nabs Mike Fasano endorsement for SD 16

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Ed Hooper, in his bid to return to Tallahassee, picked up a major endorsement Wednesday from Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano. Fasano, a former Republican state lawmaker, has been a longtime political force in West Pasco County. Hooper, who served in the House from 2006 to 2014, is running in Senate District 16, covering parts of Pinellas and Pasco counties.

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Marco Rubio to headline Pinellas GOP Lincoln Day Dinner tonight

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is the featured speaker at the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee’s 2017 Lincoln Day Dinner, one of the region’s premier political events. The Miami Republican will keynote the event tonight at the Hilton Carillon Hotel in St. Petersburg’s Gateway community. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m. The annual event not only celebrates recent local GOP victories but has grown to become one of the key fundraising events to support future races.…

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will headline local GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will headline the Lincoln Day Dinner this year. The Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee announced the high-profile conservative as its keynote speaker for the group’s biggest annual fundraiser on Thursday. Haley most recently made news when she endorsed U.S. Senator Marco Rubio for president over former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. “I am excited to have Nikki Haley as our keynote speaker,” said PCREC chair Nick DiCeglie. “There is no bigger rising star in the Republican…

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Another casualty of Qualifying Week: Dawn Thompson drops out of race for House District 51

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You really have to give it to a candidate whose entire basis for running is that she looks like a bad knockoff of Sarah Palin,  But that’s really all Republican Dawn Thompson had to offer and offer it she did.  The first time I met her — I think it was the night of the City of St. Petersburg  city elections — Thompson tagged along with a group of us enjoying a drink or two at the St. Pete Yacht…

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Pinellas GOP chair JJ Beyrouti on Charlie Crist: ‘He is now our opponent’

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Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee Chairman JJ Beyrouti released a statement on Charlie Crist’s decision to drop out of the GOP primary and run as an Independent: It is with deep regret that we receive the news today that Governor Charlie Crist has chosen to abandon the Republican Primary process and seek election to the United States Senate as a candidate with no party affiliation. The process used by the Republican Party to pick its nominees is carefully designed to…

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Pinellas GOP chair JJ Beyrouti on Charlie Crist: ‘He is now our opponent’

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Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee Chairman JJ Beyrouti released a statement on Charlie Crist’s decision to drop out of the GOP primary and run as an Independent: It is with deep regret that we receive the news today that Governor Charlie Crist has chosen to abandon the Republican Primary process and seek election to the United States Senate as a candidate with no party affiliation. The process used by the Republican Party to pick its nominees is carefully designed to…

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Congressman Bill Young at Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee tonight

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Less than three weeks after his not-so-dramatic announcment that he would seek re-election, Congressman Bill Young will be the guest speaker tonight at the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at Tuscon’s on Ulmerton Blvd.

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