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More intrigue out of the aftermath of the Special Election in House District 58

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At approximately 9:40 p.m., the Supervisor of Elections office in Hillsborough County announced that Janet Cruz had taken 58 more votes than Pat Kemp, and won by 2%, 47-45. Gil Sanchez finished in 3rd place with 8% of the vote. Stunningly, the margin in Hunter Chamberlin’s defeat of Jackie Rojas-Quinones in the GOP primary was just 12 votes, 355 votes to 343, or 1.7% of the vote, but still too big of a margin to trigger an automatic machine recount.…

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Why Janet Cruz won in H-58

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First of all, to the anonymous bloggers who attempted to discredit the good name of one of Tampa’s finest families, you should be ashamed of yourselves. I know a little something about effective, anonymous, negative blogging, and you sir, are no Jack Kennedy. In fact, the anti-Cruz blog Politics in Tampa is a perfect example of how not to use blogging in a political campaign. For starters, the site lacked credibility and original thought. Regurgitating gossip and innuendo is not…

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