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Jon Gruden to host fundraiser for Tampa City Council candidate Avis Harrison

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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden is hosting a fundraiser next week for Avis Harrison, the former schoolteacher seeking the Tampa City Council District 7 seat. Gruden, along with his wife Cindy, will be holding a reception Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. in the couple’s North Tampa home at 709 Guisando de Avila. Harrison, a Panhandle native who taught in the Escambia County School District, faces physician Jim Davison, former Tampa police officer Orlando Gudes, newspaper editor Gene…

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Tampa Fire Fighters endorse Luis Veira in Tampa City Council District 7- union head explains why

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(Updated) Attorney Luis Veira got a boost to his campaign for the Tampa City Council District 7 race on Monday when he received the backing of the Tampa Firefighters AFF Local 754. But that endorsement is being attacked by some of his opponents, who claim it’s rigged because they never had the opportunity to make their case before the union. However, the head of the union says they shouldn’t have any beef. “I’m very disappointed,” said retired Tampa police officer Orlando Gudes,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.8.16 – America in crisis

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The world awoke to the news this morning that five police officers in Dallas were killed at a police protest last night, with another six wounded. It’s the worst attack on law enforcement officers since 9/11. As I write this morning, CBS News reports that there were three and maybe four snipers involved. There’s been no other information reported on them at this point. Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown said the officers were shot by two snipers in “elevated positions” near…

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Avis Harrison declares her candidacy in Tampa City Council District 7 race

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Avis Harrison filed papers to run for the Tampa City Council District 7 seat last week, but only now is discussing who she is and why she’s running for office. “Our community has to fight for everything. From our own ambulance to our own fire truck, to expanded community policing to traffic improvement and drainage plans, District 7 is always last.Well, I refuse to let us continue to be last and that’s why I’m asking my friends and neighbors to send…

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Two new candidates jump into the Tampa City Council District 7 race

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The field of candidates vying to fill in the remaining 2.5 years of Tampa City Councilwoman Lisa Monteleone’s term in office has increased in the past two days. On Thursday, Avis Harrison entered the District 7 contest, and on Friday, Jim Davison filed to run in the North Tampa seat. The 61-year-old Davision, an emergency room physician, is no newcomer to public policy issues in the city and county. He’s served on a number of advisory boards and task forces over…

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