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Joe Henderson: Dan Raulerson ‘certainly’ not backing down after saying everyone should be armed

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Dan Raulerson and I disagree on many things about policy but we always have done so amicably. I have found him to be thoughtful, principled and willing to listen to ideas other than his own. Raulerson represents Florida House District 58, which stretches from Plant City and eastern Hillsborough County into Temple Terrace. He is not generally prone to hyperbole. So, I was taken aback when Raulerson said that in light of the attack last week in Washington that wounded…

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Bob Buckhorn, Rick Kriseman and George Cretekos to offer “State of the Bay” address at Tiger Bay

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The mayors of the three biggest cities representing the Tampa Bay area: Tampa’s Bob Buckhorn, St. Petersburg’s Rick Kriseman and Clearwater’s George Cretekos, will come together to address members of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, January 31. It will be a reunion of sorts for the three executive lawmakers, who participated in some campaign forums back in 2014 when they were all in support of the ultimately doomed Greenlight Pinellas transit tax proposal. It’s an election…

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Is the Pinellas County Commission a ‘real job?’ Mike Mikurak and Charlie Justice disagree

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Mike Mikurak is running hard to replace Charlie Justice on the Pinellas County Commission. He’s raised more than $100,000 to win the seat, including spending tens of thousands of his own money to unseat Justice. All for something Mikurak says is not a “real job.” Mikurak’s statement came Thursday during a visit both made to the Tiger’s Den during a luncheon of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. Both candidates were asked where they stand on term limits. Justice, a Democrat,…

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At Tiger Bay debate, Charlie Crist, David Jolly agree on at least one thing: their opponent is a liar

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The two candidates in the race for Florida’s U.S. Congressional District 13 entered the Tiger’s Den at a Suncoast Tiger Bay Club luncheon Thursday and walked away agreeing that the other party is a liar. The forum began peacefully enough with Republican incumbent David Jolly portraying himself as he has throughout the campaign — as a maverick Republican who bravely stands against his party on certain principles and works to create collaboration between the parties in Congress. Jolly also assured…

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In first video ad, Jennifer Webb slams special interests

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Jennifer Webb vows in her first video ad of the campaign season to fight the special interests she says are dominating Tallahassee. “For too long, big special interests have gotten their way in Tallahassee and we’re paying the price,” Webb says in the 30-second spot. Examples flash on the screen: “Duke Energy customers will pay $108 million a year for canceled nuclear plants” and “Teco, Duke Energy get electrical rate increases.” Also flashing on the screen are Webb’s campaign promises:…

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Shawn Harrison and Lisa Montelione clash on education issues at Tampa Tiger Bay Forum

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The House District 63 race between Republican incumbent Shawn Harrison and Democratic challenger Lisa Montelione is expected to be one of the most competitive in Florida this fall. The North Hillsborough County swing district — which includes much of New Tampa, Forest Hills, North Tampa and the USF community — has flipped back and forth over the past three election cycles, with Harrison taking it in 2010 and 2014, and Democrat Mark Danish winning it in 2012. At Friday’s Tiger Bay meeting, the two squared off for the first…

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Mark Ober and Andrew Warren debate criminal justice at Tampa Tiger Bay club

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On Tuesday night, voters in Duval and Orange counties ousted their respective incumbent State Attorney’s. In Hillsborough County this fall, Andrew Warren hopes to continue that trend. Warren is a former federal prosecutor who quit his job late last year to challenge 16-year incumbent Mark Ober. In what was perhaps the single most important hour of his campaign to date, Warren blasted his Republican rival on Friday at a Tampa Tiger Bay debate for being too focused on conviction rates than in making…

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