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Term-limited, Larry Ahern files to run for Pinellas County Commission

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Larry Ahern has one more year left before he’s term limited out of his District 66 seat in the Florida House of Representatives, but he’s already thinking about the future. The Seminole Republican filed to run for the District 6 seat on the Pinellas County Commission which is being vacated next year with the announced retirement of longtime incumbent John Morroni. Ahern has lived in Pinellas County since 1978, where he started his own swimming pool service and retail business, which…

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Bobby DuBose challenges Richard Corcoran’s ‘terrorists’ comments

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With all but an OMG! reference, House Democratic Leader Pro-Tempore Bobby DuBose has challenged House Speaker Richard Corcoran to share anything he has to back up claims that terrorists have likely infiltrated Muslim refugees in Florida. DuBose sent a letter Tuesday to Corcoran and copied several key Republican lawmakers urging the speaker to “share with me any information you have received from FDLE or other law enforcement agencies that lend credence to your assertion.” DuBose, of Fort Lauderdale, is responding…

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House panel approves changes to state employee health insurance program

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A House panel OK’d a proposed committee bill Tuesday aimed at tweaking the state-employee health insurance program. The House Health & Human Services Committee approved the bill (PCB HHS 17-01), which, among other things, would lead to the state plan offering four different levels by 2020. The idea, said Rep. Jason Brodeur, is similar to one that has been heard at some point over the seven different legislative sessions. “It’s a way to return some consumerism to health care, which…

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More legislative hopefuls file to run in 2018, 2020

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The list of incumbents eyeing re-election just keeps getting longer. State elections records show dozens of members of the state House and Senate have filed to run for re-election in 2018, and several more are looking ahead to 2020. Sen. Gary Farmer is one of those lawmakers thinking about his next race. He filed to run for re-election in Senate District 34 on Jan. 24. Farmer won his seat in 2016, beating out two well-known South Florida Democrats for the…

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David Santiago’s last opponent for GOP HD 27 nod drops out, endorses him

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Last week at this time, State Rep. David Santiago was one of many Republicans vying for the nomination in Florida’s 6th Congressional District. This week? Rep. Santiago is out of the U.S. House of Representatives race and entering a race for re-election in his district,  which was made just a little easier Friday after his last Republican opponent, Zenaida Denizac, announced her withdrawal from the contest and the endorsement of the incumbent. “Running for the Florida House has been a wonderful experience,…

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Reports: David Santiago to drop CD 6 run, run for re-election to HD 27

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The dominoes are falling now that Marco Rubio is running for re-election to the Senate. Ron DeSantis has all but announced his intention to run for re-election in Florida’s 6th Congressional District. And those who had hoped to make the jump to the U.S. House of Representatives, such as State Rep. David Santiago, are rethinking the move. Informed sources say what Matt Dixon of Politico just tweeted this morning: Santiago is poised to run for re-election in HD 27, to a seat he was first elected to…

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William McBride kick-starts HD 27 race with loan, Zenaida Denizac stalls

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House District 27 candidate William McBride kick-started his campaign with a six-figure loan while fellow Republican Zenaida Denizac raised just $1,900, according to newly filed campaign finance reports. McBride and Denizac are running to replace Deltona Republican Rep. David Santiago, who is running for Congress, in the GOP-leaning seat. Denizac, a former Deltona City Commissioner who filed in early January, finished her third month with about $1,200 on hand compared to $259,000 for McBride. While $250,000 of McBride’s March haul…

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