It’s not the party, it’s the after party! A rundown of where candidates will be on Election Night

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Industrious party-goers and political gadflies in Tampa Bay and throughout the state can make a night of following voting results Tuesday by visiting gatherings that the dozens of candidates are organizing. Here’s a chance for voters to kick up their heels at some trendy spots while following the election results.

The following is a rundown of election-night watch parties that have been scheduled.

Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist will be at the Pier 66 Hyatt Regency in Ft. Lauderdale.

Gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich will be at Bonaventure Country Club; 200 Bonaventure Blvd, Weston.

Attorney General candidate George Sheldon will be at The Wine Loft, 1240 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee.

State Senator Joe Negron will be at Stuart Coffee, 55 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart.

House District 6 candidate Jay Trumbull will be at Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant, 5551 N Lagoon Dr., Panama City.

House District 15 candidate Paul Renner will be at Mellow Mushroom, 3611 Saint Johns Avenue, Jacksonville.

House District 61 candidate Ed Narain will be at the Columbia Restaurant on 7th Avenue, Tampa.

House District 64 incumbent James Grant will be at the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Hwy.

House District 65 candidate Chris Sprowls will be at Johnny Grits, 857 E. Klosterman Rd., Tarpon Springs.

House District 67 candidate Chris Latvala will be at Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th Street North, Clearwater.

House District 74 Richard DeNapoli will be at Gianni’s, 212 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice.

House District 77 candidate Dane Eagle will be at Club Fletchers, 627 Cape Coral Parkway West, Cape Coral.

The Hillsborough Republican Party will be at O’Brien’s Irish Pub, 701 Lumsden Rd. Brandon.

Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham will be at Zelda’s Cafe and Deli, 1239 East Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

Hillsborough County Commission candidate Mark Nash will be at Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant, 3035 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

Hillsborough County Commission candidate Dipa Shaw will be at Lee Roy Selmon’s, 11310 Causeway Blvd., Brandon.

Hillsborough School Board candidate Michelle Shimberg will be at GrillSmith, 1108 S. Daly Mabry Hwy., Tampa.

The Pinellas Republican Party will be at Twister Martini, 13563 Icot Blvd., Clearwter.

Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni will be at the Carillon Hilton, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg.

Pinellas County Commission candidate Ed Hooper will be at Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th Street North, Clearwater.

Pinellas County Commissioner Norm Roche will be canvassing and sign waving during the day and then spending election night with family.

Pinellas County Commission candidate Dave Eggers will be at the Country Boy Restaurant, 1353 Main Street, Dunedin.

Pinellas County Commission candidate Jonny Johnson will be at Ozona Blue, 125 Orange Street, Palm Harbor.

Pinellas County Commission candidate Macho Liberti will be at the Thirsty Marlin, 1023 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor.

Pinellas County Commission candidate Peter Nehr will be at Marchands in St. Petersburg.

Pinellas School Board candidate Ken Peluso will be at Tiffany’s Restaurant, 35000 U.S. 19 North, Palm Harbor.

Judicial candidate Amanda Colon will be at Grille 54, 10900 State Road 54, Port Richey.

Judicial candidate Phil Matthey, Mike’s Pizza, 13560 49th St. North, Clearwater.

Judicial candidate Michael Scionti will be at Jackson’s Bistro, 601 S. Harbour Island, Tampa.

Judicial candidate Kim Sharpe will be at Lucky Dill at Palm Harbor.

Judicial candidate Laura Snell will be at Country Harvest Restaurant, 1285 South Missouri Avenue, Clearwater.

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.