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Carlos Beruff says his business history is why he would be good for Senate

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At a Thursday meeting of the NW Orange Republican Women Federated at the Errol Estate Golf & Country Club in Apopka, Senate hopeful Carlos Beruff outlined why he would be right for the job. Given only three minutes before the group, Beruff used them to speak about his upbringing and business acumen. His family immigrated from Cuba to the U.S. in 1957, Beruff said, after a failed attack on the presidential palace in Havana. “My mother was the only woman conspirator in that…

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New St. Pete Public Works Administrator officially welcomed to the Sunshine City

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Claude Tankersley began his post as St. Pete’s public works administrator this month. During an unrelated workshop Thursday, City Council members officially welcomed him to the city. “My motto is that it’s very important to keep the public in public works,” Tankersley said. “I like to make sure that I know our constituents as well as I can. When we have unfortunate crises, they’re more willing to help us find solutions.” Tankersley’s statement is fitting considering the terms by which…

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Sen. Mike Bennett caught on tape viewing porn during legislative session

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Sunshine State News reports that it captured video of Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, “looking at pornographic material on his state-issued computer on the Senate floor.”… …Bennett defended his actions, telling Sunshine State News it was an email sent to him by a woman “who happens to be a former court administrator.” “I was just sitting there, bored as they were debating the abortion bill,” Bennett said.

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Ann Coulter to speak to Manatee GOP

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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter will be the featured speaker at the Manatee County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 20. A best-selling author (“Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims’ and Their Assault on America”; “Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right,” Coulter is known for her fiery rhetoric and brash style. The fund-raiser – tickets cost $100 – will be at 7 p.m. at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium. Another $60 will get you into a pre-dinner reception at 5:30 p.m. at the South…

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