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Dwight Dudley draws two early GOP opponents in swing House district

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State Rep. Dwight Dudley survived a serious electoral scare in November from well-known local Republican Bill Young II, son of the late Pinellas U.S. Rep. “C.W.” Bill Young. The two tangled over House District 68, in the heart of St. Petersburg, one of the most competitive seats in the state at any level. Borrowing from the old Pinellas playbook of fiscal moderation so as not to scare off business concerns, combined with liberal social leanings and an emphasis on the environment — plus…

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Republicans line up to replace Janet Adkins in HD 11

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GOP candidates are lining up to succeed state Rep. Janet Adkins, the Fernandina Beach Republican from House District 11 who faces term limits next year. Barry Holloway, a Bryceville Republican, filed a campaign account this week to become the fifth Republican in the HD 11 race, according to the state Division of Elections. A GOP stronghold, the district includes Nassau and part of Duval counties; no Democrats have yet filed for the 2016 race. Republicans Cord Byrd, Richard Clark, Tom…

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