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Bob Hackworth to challenge Susan Latvala for Pinellas County Commission

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Former Dunedin Mayor and successful small businessman Bob Hackworth will seek the District 4 seat of the Pinellas County Commission currently held by Susan Latvala. Hackworth will formally announce his campaign in a speech at the Pinellas Democratic Party’s Kennedy King Dinner on Saturday. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Hilton Carillon at 950 Lake Carillon Dive in St. Petersburg. One of the final factors in his decision, Hackworth said, was the resignation speech…

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A must-read from Mitch Perry: Bob Hackworth’s power lunch with Pam Iorio

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  From Mitch Perry: Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio is thrilled about the major developments in downtown Tampa that have finally reached fruition, and she just can’t hide it. So one day last week, after a sit-down interview with CL (see p. 5), she took this reporter, CL Editor David Warner and former Dunedin Mayor Bob Hackworth on a tour she’d probably like to give all of the critics who never warmed to her grand ambitions for the Riverwalk. Beginning at…

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A must-read from Mitch Perry: Bob Hackworth’s power lunch with Pam Iorio

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From Mitch Perry: Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio is thrilled about the major developments in downtown Tampa that have finally reached fruition, and she just can’t hide it. So one day last week, after a sit-down interview with CL (see p. 5), she took this reporter, CL Editor David Warner and former Dunedin Mayor Bob Hackworth on a tour she’d probably like to give all of the critics who never warmed to her grand ambitions for the Riverwalk. Beginning at the…

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Exclusive: Poll shows Pinellas Commissioner Susan Latvala in precarious position versus challenger Beverly Billiris

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A recent poll of 300 high frequency voters by Schroth, Eldon & Associates shows 10-year County Commissioner Susan Latvala would face two competitive elections against well-known challengers in an incumbent hostile political environment. In the Republican Primary, Susan Latvala leads Beverly Billiris by only five points – 28% to 23% with Carl Folkman receiving 5% and 44% of respondents undecided. With much of the attention focusing on the anti-Washington mood of the nation and the slipping in the polls of…

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Bad day for Ron Saunders, Florida House Dems, Tampa Bay: Rep. Mike Scionti resigning for DoD job; former Dunedin Mayor Bob Hackworth to pass on H-45

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This is turning out to be a pretty bad day for Rep. Ron Saunders and his Democratic colleagues in the Florida House… State Representative Michael Scionti will not seek reelection to a third term in the Florida House of Representatives for Legislative District 58 and announces that he has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intergovernmental Affairs and Homeland Defense. Representative Scionti’s resignation takes effect at midnight on December 13, 2009.…

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Draft ‘Bob Hackworth for House District 45’ page springs up on Facebook

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From page creator Steve Lapinski: Bob Hackworth should run for State House District 45 (N. Pinellas, S. Pasco). Like the current incumbent, Bob is a former mayor of Dunedin. This is one of the most competitive open seats currently held by a Republican and we still don’t have a Dem in the race. Bob can do this! The info section on the page reads: The path to returning the Democratic Party to the majority in the Florida Legislature begins by…

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