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2016 Presidential Preference Primary

Hispanic Republican Club entices voters with free services

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Gearing up for the 2016 Presidential Preference Primary in Florida, The Hispanic Republican Club in Pinellas County is offering up some free services. In what should come as little surprise to anyone, that includes voter registration. The Republican Party has been, in recent years, struggling to maintain relevancy among minority voters. While the party still has a strong showing in Latin communities, that foothold could be shrinking. Voter registration drives are key for both major parties going into elections, particularly…

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Jay Polgaze re-election fundraiser set for Feb. 8

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Clearwater City Council member Jay Polgaze is hosting a re-election fundraiser Monday, February 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 at Island Way Grill on Clearwater Beach. Polgaze is the only incumbent up for re-election this year to have drawn a challenger in the March election. In an invitation sent to potential supporters, Clearwater Chamber of Commerce chair Brian Aungst Jr. urged voters to offer their support. “As you know, Jay is a veteran and a member of the Clearwater community since 1969,”…

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In addition to presidential candidates, here’s what to expect on local ballots in 2016

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Everyone knows about the Presidential Preference Primary March 15, but not as many know there are a bunch of municipalities packing ballots with local candidates as well. All of the Belleairs – Belleair, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs and Belleair Shore – will have one council member or commission seat on the ballot each. Clearwater will elect a Mayor and two City Council members. Same goes for Gulfport. Indian Rocks beach will have two commission seats on the ballot as well…

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