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Who’s who of Pinellas politics join Jeff Brandes for campaign kickoff in St. Pete

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State Sen. Jeff Brandes is hosting a kickoff reception Wednesday evening for his re-election effort. More than three dozen current and former local officials are on the host committee for the event, set for the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Host committee members include Republican Reps. Larry Ahern, Chris Latvala, Kathleen Peters, Chris Sprowls and Dana Young, as well as former Reps. Frank Farkas, former Clearwater Mayor Brian Aungst, and former St. Petersburg Mayors Bill Foster and Rick Baker, among many others. Brandes is currently unopposed in his re-election campaign, which due…

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Jay Polgaze spends $10,000 more than his opponent in less than two weeks

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Clearwater City Council member Jay Polgaze continues to trounce his opponent in his re-election bid. Polgaze has brought in more than $22,000 in campaign contributions as of February 12th. His challenger, Robert Cundiff, has raised just $4,329 and much of that has come from self-loans. Polgaze raised $6,300 from February 1st through February 12th. He raked in several high-dollar contributions including $500 from Clearwater Chamber of Commerce head Brian Aungst Jr. and $500 from his dad, former Clearwater Mayor Brian…

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