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Hillary Clinton has edge in Nevada, site of Dems’ first debate

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When the Democratic candidates for president take the stage for their first debate this week in Nevada, they’ll do so in a state that serves as a reminder of why Hillary Rodham Clinton is the front-runner for the nomination. One of the first four states to cast ballots in the presidential contest, Nevada is home to large communities of immigrants — many who have only recently arrived in the U.S. When combined with the state’s baroque caucus system, which is…

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Jack Latvala’s raisin’ money like it’s 1999

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Damn, Jack’s back. Not so former Senator Jack Latvala raised $229,750 in his first quarter back on the campaign trail. $229,750! He’s on pace to outraise Marco Rubio, maybe even some of the other major statewide candidates. Not that it much matters, but he’s got $223K still left on hand, meaning Jack’s running a tight ship. Memo to Nina Hayden: please, please reconsider your bid for the state Senate. We love you on the Pinellas School Board. And if you…

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What an active PCDEC could have done

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As I passed by the Saturday Morning Market and saw Scott Wagman’s hard-working volunteers continue to collect the requisite number of signatures from Saint Petersburg voters, a task which Jamie Bennett’s campaign only recently completed, I couldn’t help but wonder what a difference it would make if there was a more active, more politically astute Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee. Let’s say I was chair of the PCDEC, a terrifying thought to some, I am sure. But if I were…

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