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Daily Kos features Jim Piccillo

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Daily Kos featured Jim Piccillo, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Florida’s 5th District. This is an open seat, as Tea Party Republican Ginny Brown-Waite will retire at the end of her term. Raised by a strong single mother, Jim has a broad background in public service. He served six years in the U.S. Army, and was decorated for his role in responding to the 9/11 tragedy. After leaving the Army in 2002, Jim organized statewide food drives in the wake of Hurricanes Charlie and Katrina, and donation drives for Sunrise of Pasco County to help victims of domestic violence. He became active in politics as a staff volunteer for the Obama campaign in 2008. We caught up with him by email to ask a few questions.  Continue reading here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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