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Dwight Dudley says he wants more time at home, and is looking at running for judge in Pinellas County

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(updated) Dwight Dudley will not be running for re-election in House District 68. The news surprised Tallahassee observers, but Dudley said on Monday that the recent death of his mother – in which he barely had time to say goodbye to her before she passed away as the 2016 session ended in March – was a catalyst in his decision making process. “In the last four years, I’ve been gone a lot,” the Democratic lawmaker said, referring  in particular last year, when the Legislature…

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Josh Black files to oppose Bob Gualtieri in his bid for re-election as Pinellas County Sheriff

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Unlike 2012, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is expected to glide to a successful re-election later this year, despite the fact that he now has a third candidate who has filed to oppose him in Josh Black. Black is a Pinellas Republican who lost in his bid for the House District 68 seat in 2014. He earned national notoriety (and a visit by the Secret Service) for issuing a tweet in January of 2014 that it was time for Obama to be…

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