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Ken Hagan has now raised 300K for re-election

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When it comes to fundraising, Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan is killing it. The Carrollwood Republican raised more than $100,000 in June, the third consecutive month he’s posted a six-figure number, and now has raised more than $300,000 in his bid to win back his former seat in District 2 in 2018.

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Rick Kriseman to host major St. Pete fundraiser this month for re-election bid

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is joining a significant group of Tampa Bay area supporters –  including some leaders in the Tampa Bay Rays organization – for a major fundraiser this month supporting his re-election campaign. The event is Monday, April 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S. in St. Petersburg. Suggested contribution is $250. According to the email invite, the host committee includes Rays owner Stu Sternberg and President Matthew Silverman, former Florida…

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Charlie Miranda riffs: ‘Let them pay for their own damn stadium’

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A discussion by Tampa City Council members about how the city will begin to implement the major stormwater improvements they voted on earlier this month led to a rolling commentary by council member Charlie Miranda that touched on the misplaced priorities of government, the sorry state of the presidential race, and mostly about his frustration with professional sports teams asking for a handout from the citizenry. His five-minute-plus “editorial,” as he dubbed it, evolved after Councilman Harry Cohen called on city…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.15.16 -Team USA Basketball team continues to barely get by in XXXI Olympiad

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Time for sport, as they say on the BBC. Well, so much for those stories about how those dire predictions about how the Rio Olympics have been proven wrong: Yesterday in Rio, U.S. gold medalist Ryan Lochte said robbers posing as police pointed a gun at his head and took his money, while three other U.S. swimmers with him were forced to lie on the ground by their assailants and also were robbed. Things had been going so smoothly in Brazil until then, hadn’t…

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In her lifetime, Linda Osmundson helped with “better heroes”

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In her short time on earth, Linda Osmundson took on a lot of heavier burdens than a sportswriter trying to take on a story. But it was Osmundson who convinced me that domestic violence is everybody’s struggle, and she helped however she could in the times when I called on her. She was patient. She was insightful. She was my go-to person when athletes got out of hand. Linda, who died at 66 on Monday, was my hero. And I…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.25.15 — At least one MLB team wants to play in St. Pete (in the spring)

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The saga of where the Tampa Bay Rays search for a new home is going on eight years now. It was in November of 2007 when the Major League Baseball franchise held a news conference at the site of Al Lang Field to talk about building a 34,000-seat facility on the waterfront. As we all know, that didn’t happen, and for all the words, press conferences, committees, and votes that have been conducted in the eight years since, nothing else of substance…

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Guest op-ed: Sue Stu Sternberg if he moves

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Henry Boxlor weighs in on Stu Sternberg’s push for a new stadium outside of downtown St. Pete: There are some institutions that I universally dislike. Banks, Insurance companies, car salesmen, and professional sports organizations. Don’t get me wrong I like hockey, football and baseball. Basketball, not so much.  Just not the businesses that run them, like MLB, for example. I have watched the professional sports business manipulate states, counties and cities for years. Guys like Sternberg and his cohorts of…

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