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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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Charlie Justice’s bold move

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Well, Charlie Justice set off quite a roogoodoo yesterday when he announced he is running against Bill Young in 2010. I give Charlie all the credit in the world for stepping up to challenge Young. I was just so sick and tired of the annual Will-Bill-Young-retire parlor game. Charlie’s announcement doesn’t end that, but the writing is on the wall for Young, who, despite being chair of the defense appropriations subcommittee, is still a Republican vote in the House. Can…

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A point-by-point rebuttal of Diane Stenle’s editorial criticizing early mail-in voting

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Let’s start being honest about why the St. Petersburg Times seeks to downplay the significance of early, mail-in voting: if voters cast their ballots early, that will lessen the importance of the Times‘ coverage, especially its editorial recommendations. My point-by-point response to Diane Stenle’s editorial is in italics. Candidates might as well throw out the play book on how to run campaigns for local offices in Pinellas County. It’s a whole new ball game. The game changer: mail balloting. Stenle…

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Leslie Waters to kick off campaign on Jan. 15

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Former state representative Leslie Waters is launching her campaign for the Seminole City Commission next week with a fundraiser at Ambrosia next Thursday, January 15, 2009, beginning at 5:30 PM. Ambrosia is located at 10333 Seminole Blvd, Suite #1 in Seminole between Park Blvd and Ulmerton, one block north of Bryan Dairy/102 Street. You can see her invitation by clicking here. I ran into the “Wave” last night at The Land of Misfit Toys, errr, at a party closing down…

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