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Gus Bilirakis makes impressive appearance on Political Connections

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Sunday morning, I had a chance to catch Gus Bilirakis on the weekly Bay News 9 Political Connections digest. The Tarpon Springs Republican, chatting with host Al Ruechel, touched on what I would easily say is his most significant issues, including problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, co-sponsoring the 21st Century Cures Act, and his vision for 2017. During the eight-minute segment, viewers could catch a glimpse of three key moments. “This shouldn’t happen—it’s just an awful thing,” Bilirakis…

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10 things I think I think about the televised ‘Conversation with the Candidates’

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1. The St. Petersburg Times should be embarrassed by the turnout at last night’s forum. There wasn’t more than 150 people in the audience, none of whom haven’t already made up their mind. The entire balcony was empty! That’s how bad the Times’ “picayune” coverage has been…that no one, and I mean no one, cares enough to show up for the only televised debate of the campaign. Where was the Police Chief or members of his command? Where were the…

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