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Round up of Pinellas County municipal races

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All eyes were on Florida Tuesday night in the winner-take-all Presidential Preference Primary, but several municipal elections were also on the ballot. Here is a roundup of Pinellas County races: Clearwater Clearwater City Council member Jay Polglaze lost his seat to Bob Cundiff. Cundiff brought in 55 percent of the vote. Cundiff is a 70-year-old St. Petersburg College teacher. He teaches speech communication and public speaking. This is his first bid for elected office. Polgaze sought his second term after…

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Will Florida continue its 50-year streak of choosing the GOP nominee?

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Five delegate-rich states are casting ballots today in Republican primaries. If history is any indication, Florida is poised in 2016 to continue its long-running streak as the state which chooses the Republican Party nominee. Crunching the numbers, a Smart Politics analysis found Florida is one of just three states that backed the eventual Republican nominee in every presidential election cycle since 1956. The other two are Illinois and Kentucky. States voting on “Super Tuesday redux” are in the Midwest (Illinois,…

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Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio scrambling to catch Donald Trump ahead of Super Tuesday

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Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio continue to swing at Donald Trump ahead of the Super Tuesday presidential primaries that could help the Republican front-runner expand his delegate lead in an increasingly caustic nomination fight. From Rubio mocking “Hair Force One” to Cruz dismissing Trump’s wealth as a result of “picking the right Daddy” and suggesting the billionaire has business ties to the Mafia, the two first-term senators have unleashed a personal and policy-based barrage. And they’re using the Sunday talk…

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