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Democrats quietly line up in Charlie Crist’s corner

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You may never have heard of Peggy Land, unless you’re a Tampa Democratic political insider. She’s a proverbial little old lady in tennis shoes, but along with her late husband John, she has also been a faithful Democratic political donor – some $20,000 to the party and its candidates over the last decade or so, plus more from fundraisers in their home, and none to Republicans. So who is Land backing in the U.S. Senate race? Gov. Charlie Crist, a former Republican…

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Democrats quietly line up in Crist’s corner

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You may never have heard of Peggy Land, unless you’re a Tampa Democratic political insider. She’s a proverbial little old lady in tennis shoes, but along with her late husband John, she has also been a faithful Democratic political donor – some $20,000 to the party and its candidates over the last decade or so, plus more from fundraisers in their home, and none to Republicans. So who is Land backing in the U.S. Senate race? Gov. Charlie Crist, a former Republican…

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Pam Bondi endorsed by Associated Industries

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Pam Bondi, the ex-Hillsborough County prosector, has picked up the endorsement of Associated Industries of Florida in her bid for the Republican nomination for attorney general. In a statement accompanying the endorsement, AIF President Barney Bishop called her “a fresh face in Florida politics …  Ideologically and philosophically, she stands with Florida’s business community and her views on how to run the attorney general’s office closely align with ours.”

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Dan Gelber raisin’ dough at Bella Brava this Thursday

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Attorney general candidate Dan Gelber will be at Mise En Place (442 W. Kennedy Blvd.) tomorrow and at my office, um, I mean, Bella Brava on Thursday.

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Dan Gelber raisin’ dough at Bella Brava this Thursday

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Attorney general candidate Dan Gelber will be at Mise En Place (442 W. Kennedy Blvd.) tomorrow and at my office, um, I mean, Bella Brava on Thursday.

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Three more legislators endorse Jeff Kottkamp

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Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp announces the endorsements of three additional members of the Florida Legislature. The latest members of the Kottkamp for Attorney General Team include state Sen. Carey Baker (R-Eustis), state Reps. Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) and Pat Patterson (R-Deland). “I’m supporting Jeff Kottkamp for Attorney General because I know he has fought for the issues that are important to me,” said Senator Baker. “As an owner of the oldest gun shop in America, I know that Lt. Governor Kottkamp will defend…

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PolitiFact: Bill McCollum correct that Rick Scott invested in company used by illegal immigrants

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Republican rivals for governor, Attorney General Bill McCollum and Rick Scott, have accused each other of being too helpful toward illegal immigrants — a hot topic in the wake of the Arizona immigration law. Their campaigns sent dueling press releases June 15 and 16, 2010, trying to portray their opponent’s business practices as being too friendly to illegal immigrants. The Republicans’ positions on illegal immigration will be key for primary voters. If elected, Scott has promised to bring an Arizona-style law to…

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