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Widow of slain Tampa police officer vouches for Mark Ober in new ad

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In June 2010, Tampa police officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab were shot and killed by Dontae Morris, who now faces the death penalty for his actions. In Hillsborough County State Attorney Mark Ober’s new ad, Kelly Curtis-Stout, Officer Curtis’ widow, explains why she’s one victim who’s standing for Ober in his re-election campaign. “During the darkest days of my life, Mark Ober stood with me, fought for me, protected me,” Curtis-Stout says in the ad.” He has tremendous compassion for victims. I…

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Contrasting Tampa’s Pam Iorio and Jane Castor with St. Pete’s Bill Foster and Chuck Harmon

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Now that Dontae Morris has been captured and life can begin to return to normal in Tampa — at least for some, certainly not the grief-struck families impacted by Morris’ actions — I believe it’s fair to look objectively at one of the aspects of this story: the bold, strong leadership of Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and Police Chief Jane Castor, which should be contrasted with the nebulous relationships St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon has had with Mayors Baker…

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Contrasting Tampa’s Pam Iorio and Jane Castor with St. Pete’s Bill Foster and Chuck Harmon

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Now that Dontae Morris has been captured and life can begin to return to normal in Tampa — at least for some, certainly not the grief-struck families impacted by Morris’ actions — I believe it’s fair to look objectively at one of the aspects of this story: the bold, strong leadership of Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and Police Chief Jane Castor, which should be contrasted with the nebulous relationships St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon has had with Mayors Rick…

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