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Updated: Ginny Brown-Waite drops out of congressional race, citing health reasons, immediately endorses Hernando Sheriff Richard Nugent

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Hernando Sheriff Richard Nugent is running for Congress. His target: U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite. Nugent, a Republican, filed Friday, the last day for Congressional candidates to qualify for the Aug. 24 primary. He had not been listed on the state’s Division of Elections as a qualified candidate by 11:30 a.m. “It’s not a mistake,” Nugent said during a brief phone call with the St. Petersburg Times on Friday before excusing himself to return to a staff meeting. “I’ll have more to…

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And then there were two: Another candidate drops out of race for Pinellas School Board

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A second candidate has dropped out of the race for the Pinellas School Board at-large District 2 seat. Jessica Summers of Largo notified the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections office last week that she won’t be running after all. The SOE’s Web site now lists her campaign as “inactive.” Linda Dabney Benware was the first candidate to file and then back out. Summers’ departure leaves two in the race: retired principal Terry Krassner and math/science coach Fonda Huff.

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Linda Benware drops out of race for Pinellas School Board less than one month after filing to run

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Well, that didn’t take long…

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