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Republican Peter Nehr endorsed by Pinellas’ teachers

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Republican state Rep. Peter Nehr has scored a major endorsement coup in his re-election campaign for House District 48, earning the endorsements of the Florida Education Association and the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association.  The endorsement letter is clear why the teachers are backing Nehr over Democrat Tom McKone, who now has to wonder where he can find support for his campaign: This endorsement is in recognition of your steadfastness in opposing Senate Bill 6, which failed to consider the views…

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Republican Peter Nehr endorsed by Pinellas’ teachers

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Republican state Rep. Peter Nehr has scored a major endorsement coup in his re-election campaign for House District 48, earning the endorsements of the Florida Education Association and the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association.  The endorsement letter is clear why the teachers are backing Nehr over Democrat Tom McKone, who now has to wonder where he can find support for his campaign: This endorsement is in recognition of your steadfastness in opposing Senate Bill 6, which failed to consider the views…

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Dennis Jones endorses Paula Dockery

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State Sen. Paula Dockery’s gubernatorial bid picked up an endorsement from a longtime ally in the chamber: Sen. Dennis Jones, R-Seminole. The Lakeland Republican is running an uphill primary battle against Attorney General Bill McCollum, who has locked up tons of big endorsements from party elites. “It has been my honor to serve with Senator Paula Dockery since 1996. During that time, I have been so impressed with her knowledge of the issues, willingness to listen and her honesty,” Jones…

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SP Chamber backs Bill Foster, Jim Kennedy, Angela Rouson

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The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commercee has endorsed Bill Foster for Mayor, along with Jim Kennedy, Angela Rouson, Karl Nurse, Leslie Curran and Jeff Danner for City Council.

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Angela Rouson endorsed by Ken Burke

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From the Bay Buzz: She’s already endorsed by Mayor Rick Baker, Pinellas County Commissioners John Morroni and Ken Welch, the Pinellas County Realtor Organziation, the St. Petersburg Fire Firefighters Union and State Reps. Janet Long and Bill Heller. But if you had any lingering doubts about whether City Council candidate Angela Rouson is favored by local leaders, check out her campaign’s press release below: Angela Rouson is proud to announce her endorsement from the Clerk of the Court, Ken Burke.…

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Joe Smith endorsed by PBA in District 5

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Just got word from the PBA that it has endorsed former police office Joe Smith in the increasingly competitive race for District 5 between Smith, Angela Rouson and Steve Kornell.

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Exclusive: Rick Baker’s endorsement doesn’t mean much, according to SP voter survey

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The Times isn’t the only place for exclusive polling information. I’ve obtained a copy of a comprehensive survey of 400 registered St. Petersburg voters. I’ll be sharing the results of this survey throughout the week. One of the first kernels of knowledge I gleamed from the poll was the low opinion voters in Midtown and other neighborhoods south of Central Avenue hold of Rick Baker’s political judgment. Despite eight years of focusing his attention on improving the Southside, Rick Baker’s…

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