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David Jolly not flinching at pushback to his fundraising ban idea

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David Jolly wants members of Congress, including himself, to stop begging for money and get back to work. During a press conference Tuesday morning, the Pinellas County member of Congress announced a bill he’s proposing next week in the House that would forbid federally elected officials from directly soliciting campaign contributions. That includes not only members of Congress, but also U.S. Senators, the President and Vice President. It would apply to any campaign contributions whether it was for in individual…

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Amid Charlie Crist announcement, Charlie Gerdes confirms support for Eric Lynn

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St. Pete City Council chair Charlie Gerdes is continuing his support for Eric Lynn despite former Gov. Charlie Crist’s announcement that he was running for the newly drawn Congressional District 13 seat currently held by David Jolly. Gerdes said Crist asked him to attend the announcement Tuesday, but declined because he was out of town for work. “But in all honesty, I told Eric Lynn a while ago that he had my support and I’m not going to back off…

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The Charlie Crist saga begins anew …

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It’s only been a couple of days since former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist tweeted his intentions to run for Congressional District 13 and both SaintPetersblog and Florida Politics have been on top of the coverage. Extensive Enterprises head hauncho Peter Schorsch has written about the irony in gerrymandered districts opening the door for yet another political bid. It was the 1992 “Bug Splat” district in South St. Pete, Manatee, Hillsborough and Polk counties that got him his start in the…

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Darden Rice isn’t sure of a run for Congress, but a new Facebook page wants her to

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Democrats have long struggled to nab the Republican-dominated Congressional District 13 seat covering parts of Pinellas, including the deep red North County and Seminole neighborhoods. Now it seems they have an influx of talent eyeballing the seat. Eric Lynn, a former adviser to three different secretaries of defense, has already filed to run. Former Tampa City Council member and locally acclaimed progressive Mary Mulhern announced she’s definitely in. Now St. Pete City Council member Darden Rice has said she’s seriously…

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