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Steve Vancore addressing Suncoast Tiger Bay today

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One of Florida’s brightest political minds is headed into The Tiger’s Den.

Steve Vancore is scheduled to speak to the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club about how state election laws prohibit great numbers from participating in the political process – and how it may get even worse – on April 15.

The Tallahassee pollster and political analyst will give an address entitled “Voters Keep Out” before taking questions from members at the Tampa Bay political club’s monthly luncheon.

Vancore will bring his wealth of knowledge after some 30 years in the electoral and legislative process to bear on issues including voting rights restoration, the state’s closed primary system, and the growth of alienated voters choosing to affiliate with neither major party, among others.

The topics remain as relevant as ever as state lawmakers continued to tinker with issues like primary delegate apportionment in 2016. Just a few years back, the administration of Gov. Rick Scott gained national headlines when it reportedly “purged” thousands of Floridians with similar names to felons or who changed addresses from the voter rolls. has called Vancore one of its “Brightest Minds in Florida,” and POLITICO Florida has said his data and survey work “produces some of the state’s best polls.”

Vancore, founder and head of ClearView Research and VancoreJones Communications, will speak to Tiger Bay members at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club near downtown St. Pete from noon until 1:15 on Friday, April 15. RSVP a spot at the event here. Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for guests.

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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