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Charlie Crist fields questions for nearly four hours at his first town hall meeting

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In the weeks since Donald Trump and the Republican Party have taken complete control control of Washington D.C., congressional town hall meetings around the nation have been marked by vitriol, confrontation and anger. Those elements were decidedly not present at Charlie Crist’s town hall meeting held on Saturday at the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus. Instead, it was a veritable love fest, with the mostly liberal crowd calling on Crist to hold the new regime accountable, as well as asking him to…

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What to make of all the polling in the David Jolly vs. Charlie Crist race

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Here’s how I know our reporters and I are covering the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District as it should be covered. On Wednesday, Charlie Crist‘s wife, former first lady Carole Crist, expressed her displeasure with a story from September about a poll that showed Republican David Jolly leading Crist by three points. Even though I explained that I have nothing to do with the conducting of the poll other than paying for it, it was clear Mrs. Crist was not entirely…

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Beverly Young says she’s voting for Charlie Crist in CD 13 race

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Beverly Young announced Thursday she’s voting for Charlie Crist over David Jolly in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Young made the announcement by placing a photo of her ballot on her Facebook page showing she had scribbled the bubble next to Crist’s name. Young is the widow of Bill Young, who represented Pinellas County in Congress for more than 42 years before he died three years ago at the age of 82. Shortly after his passing, Mrs. Young announced she would support Jolly in the special congressional election to succeed her late husband,…

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Activists determined to have Bill Young’s name removed from USF building

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Members from the Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society aren’t backing down from their call that USF President Judy Genshaft change the name of C.W. Bill Young Hall. Activists want the late Pinellas County congressman’s name removed from the building that houses the USF ROTC program over Young’s involvement with the Johns Committee in the early 1960s. The group worked to identify gay students and faculty on the USF campus and other public universities in Florida. In…

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