Here’s where sh*t stands – the ‘why are you running’ edition

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I don’t know who is in charge of Nina Hayden‘s email list, but whoever sent the email announcing her campaign should do a better job scrubbing the list of Bill Young supporters.

By the way, if you ask Young’s camp about Hayden’s entrance into the race, they’ll tell you they’re not sure why someone who could not raise money and lost badly to Jack Latvala decided to run against the only person more politically powerful than Latvala.

I just hope God did not tell Nina to run again.

Prominent architect Andrew Hayes has decided not to run as a Republican in House District 69, where Democratic incumbent Rick Kriseman and South Pasadena Mayor Kathleen Peters are now clear to face each other for this battleground seat.

Will Charlie Justice challenge Nancy Bostock?

Will Janet Long run against Neil Brickfield?

These two questions have been swirling around the local political scene for some time now.  While the answer to the first question is likely “Yes” and the answer to the second question is “Probably”, what if both questions were finally answered at the same time?

Perhaps that is what will happen this Saturday at the Pinellas Democratic Party’s Kennedy King Dinner.

Rob Wallace, the former State Representative challenging State Senator Jim Norman, has already hit the streets.  He was spotted on Dale Mabry Highway in the morning rush waving a sign that says “Engineer For A Change.”

Joe Wicker is already establishing himself as the Republican establishment candidate in the newly-drawn District 57 seat in southeastern Hillsborough County.

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