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Why did Democrat Janet Long go to Jack Latvala’s campaign kick-off?

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Evidently, more than 250 people stopped by Jack Latvala’s campaign kick-off at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Certainly, many of those who attended did so out of fear, rather than enthusiasm for Jack’s campaign. Maybe that explains why Democrat Janet Long was one of those who went to wish Jack well in his effort to put a Democratic seat back in the GOP’s column. Janet has been as effective a state representative can be considering her party’s in the minority and her…

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Give Carl Zimmermann credit

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Sure, Carl Zimmermann lost his race to neo-populist Peter Nehr by less than 1,500 votes, but Carl did so with determination and style — and in a district as egregiously gerrymandered as any in Florida. I served as a consultant to Carl’s campaign at the very beginning of his effort. Even then I could tell that Carl was a serious candidate who could have won had he run in a more competitive district. Unfortunately, the state and local Democratic party…

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In H-48, Ken Peluso, Peter Nehr pull ahead of field

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In the crowded field to replace Gus Bilirakis in Florida House District 48, Tarpon Springs City Commissioner Peter Nehr and chiropractor Ken Peluso continue to battle each other for the top fundraising spot, while the rest of field still makes impressive gains on their own. Peluso raised more than $18K, beating out Nehr’s 16K. Nehr still holds a significant fundraising advantage, but with thousands of chiropractor, err, physician money coming into his campaign, Peluso is emerging as the primary challenge…

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