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Ed Narain and Kathy Castor call out Darryl Rouson – again

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Perhaps it was the recent survey that showed St. Petersburg state Representative Darryl Rouson leading Ed Narain in the Senate District 19 race that has fired him up. In any case, Narain is firing back hard on his Democratic challenger, along with some help from his friend, Congresswoman Kathy Castor. Narain and Castor took issue on Wednesday with a statement that Rouson had released regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-3 ruling on Monday that overturned a Texas law restricting women’s health and reproductive rights. Rouson praised the decision, writing that, “we must continue…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.27.16 — The auditioning begins to be Hillary’s VP pick

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First of all, our condolences go out this morning to the family and friends of Tampa’s Stacy Frank, who died over the weekend from lung cancer at the age of 61. Well, we’re less than a month away from both political conventions taking place. Traditionally, the biggest news there (or in the days before) is the revelation of the running-mates of the respective nominees. We can speculate about who might be the Republican VP nominee later, but let’s focus this…

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Civil justice attorney Augie Ribeiro says he can make a difference if elected in SD 19

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As the deadline for state legislative candidates expired at noon on Friday, there were four Democrats on the Aug. 30 ballot in the Senate District 19 race that encompasses both Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. Three all relatively well known — Ed Narain and Darryl Rouson currently serve in the Florida House, and Betty Reed previously held Narain’s HD 61 seat. Add to that mix one Augie Ribeiro, 52, the Chief Executive Officer of the law firm of Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith, who has only lived full-time in St.…

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St. Pete trial attorney Augie Ribeiro officially files for SD 19 race

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Agostinho J. Ribeiro, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the law firm of Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith based in Danbury, Connecticut, and St. Petersburg, has filed as a Democrat to run in the Florida State Senate District 19 race. FloridaPolitics.com initially reported he would do so on Wednesday. Ribeiro filed his qualifying papers on Thursday. His entry will certainly shake up the SD 19 race, where Democrats Ed Narain, Betty Reed and Darryl Rouson are competing against each for the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.23.16 – Another story on Patrick Murphy enhancing his resume

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Forgive us for not being too coherent, having stayed up until the early morning hours today watching the Hillsborough County MPO’s discussion of the TBX project until 2:20 a.m.this morning. You can read our account here. Although the huge news in Florida Politics yesterday morning was Marco Rubio‘s re-entry into a Senate race he said he would never get back into; you have to believe Rubio feels like he can handle his competition pretty handily. The Democratic Party, both statewide and…

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