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ACC/SEC dominate NCAA tournament bracket

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The South shall rise again. In college baseball, it already has. To no one’s surprise, the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference are sending a large percentage of the teams to this year’s NCAA Baseball Tournament. One day after the selection committee announced seven of the eight national seeds are members of those conferences, the remaining eight regional hosts, and the entire tournament field was announced Monday. Of the 16 schools hosting regionals, 13 belong to the two powerhouse conferences.…

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Gulfport mayoral candidates to answer questions at Stetson Town Hall

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Stetson University College of Law is hosting Gulfport mayoral candidates Sam Henderson, the incumbent, and Barbara Banno at a town hall forum Thursday in the school’s Mann Lounge. The candidates will first present their campaign platforms and then answer questions posed by moderator Lance Long, a professor at the school. Stetson’s Environmental Law Society, Maritime Law Society and Long’s Environmental Advocacy class are co-sponsoring the forum. It’s likely that the August sewage dump into Clam Bayou by St. Petersburg will…

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Federal Election Commission head to speak at Stetson on Tuesday

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The Tampa Bay area is getting a special visit next week from the nation’s top elections official. Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ann Ravel will be speaking at Stetson University College of Law on Tuesday. The timing is key because municipal elections are being held across the county, including in St. Pete where one race, in particular, has yielded two separate complaints filed with the state’s Division of Elections. Ravel isn’t expected to directly address that issue though students do have an…

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GOP consultant at Tampa Tiger Bay admits that negative advertising helps suppress the vote

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Although most people decry negative advertising in political campaigns, strategists say they work, which is why no matter how odious it is to the average voter, it’s not going away anytime soon. Whether that’s accurate or not, one veteran Florida Republican political strategist admitted at Friday’s Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting that such advertising can suppress the vote, and be beneficial in helping a candidate win. “If you can find an issue that would not suppress, but turn people against voting,…

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