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War of words heats up between Ed Narain and Augie Ribeiro in SD 19 race

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Ever since Augie Ribeiro entered the state Senate District 19 race in late June, Ed Narain has seemed to be personally offended by his campaign theme that he’s a Democrat “for all of us.” “Is he implying that the people that have held the seat before didn’t represent everybody in the district?” Narain asked on Monday night while attending the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s “Hob Nob” at the Hyatt Hotel in Tampa. “He’s the one who’s playing divisive politics, and I’m going to take a…

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Poll: No clear front-runner in Senate District 19 race

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The Senate District 19 race is wide open, with no clear front runner emerging just weeks ahead of the Democratic primary. A new survey by St. Pete Polls — commissioned by FloridaPolitics.com — found 26 percent of likely Democratic primary votersaid they would vote for Ed Narain if the primary were held today. Nearly 23 percent picked Darryl Rouson, followed by 18 percent who picked Augie Ribeiro. Betty Reed pulled 16 percent support. About 17 percent of voters said they were still…

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Charlie Crist: Federal investigation needed into Jordan Park finances

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Saying he was shocked by the deplorable living conditions, former Gov. Charlie Crist said the feds need to investigate the finances at the publicly owned Jordan Park Apts. in south St. Petersburg. Crist spent Thursday morning touring the complex and listening to details of the conditions at the complex. He heard tales of rats, roaches and mold. He saw outdated, rusty appliances that needed replacing. “It’s intolerable. It’s unconscionable. It’s not to be tolerated,” Crist said of the living conditions. “They’re…

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Democratic legislative candidates talk Donald Trump, reparations and diapers in Tiger Bay Forum

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Although many polls show the presidential election could go either way, the Democratic candidates in Florida’s Senate District 19 and House District 70 at Friday’s Suncoast Tiger Bay Club meeting say they can’t fathom an America with Donald Trump leading the nation. “There are 45 million Republicans in this country, and that’s the best they can come up with?” asked an incredulous Dan Fiorini, a first-time candidate in HD 70 who served as a legislative aide to former Democratic state Rep. Helen Spivey two decades ago.…

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Darryl Rouson and Ed Narain battle it out on policy in SD 19 NAACP sponsored debate

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The issue of school choice and vouchers is a touchy one for Democrats. In the Democratic Party platform that was completed last weekend in Orlando, it declares support for “high-quality public charter schools” and opposition to “for-profit charter schools focused on making a profit off of public resources.” The national NAACP, however, is against public support for school choice and vouchers, saying it takes away resources for public schools. At an NAACP sponsored campaign forum Tuesday night with the four Democrats running for the Senate District 19 seat in South…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.12.16 – Will the FBI open another investigation into Hillary Clinton?

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While there should be smiles in Portsmouth, New Hampshire later today when Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have their unity rally, some things to contemplate about Ms. Clinton, a week after the FBI announced that they will not indict her in the investigation of her email server while serving as secretary of state. A majority of Americans think Comey let her off easily. Fifty-six percent of Americans disapprove of Comey’s decision to exonerate her, according to a Washington Post survey released Monday,…

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Augie Ribeiro pours in $300 K of his own funds to compete in SD 19 race

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Augie Ribeiro has a few disadvantages in his attempt to win the Senate District 19 race this summer. The civil justice attorney is by far the least known of the four major candidates in the Democratic Primary taking place on August 30. He got into the contest at nearly the last minute, filing just a day before qualifying ended, and he’s the only non African-American in a minority majority district. However, he does have lots of cash. Ribeiro announced today that he…

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