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Some Democrats fear Hillary Clinton’s message is failing

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Hillary Clinton has questioned Bernie Sanders‘ electability. She’s criticized his plans for health care, foreign policy and Wall Street. And she’s tagged him with flip-flopping on gun control. None of it appears to be sticking — and that’s raising concerns among Democrats who fear that a months-long primary campaign could create lasting damage for their party. While most believe Clinton will still capture the nomination, some say she is failing to respond effectively to Sanders, fueling both his primary rise…

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Leftover campaign cash? Ex-lawmakers find plenty of uses

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No matter how they exited – a loss, a resignation, a retirement – former members of Congress can pretty much do whatever they want with leftover campaign cash as long as it’s political or charitable. Evan Bayh has kept $10 million in campaign contributions since leaving the Senate in 2011, raising plenty of questions about the Indiana Democrat’s political future or perhaps his children’s. Mary Landrieu has more than $146,000 since her Senate loss last year and the Louisiana Democrat…

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Bob Hackworth to challenge Susan Latvala for Pinellas County Commission

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Former Dunedin Mayor and successful small businessman Bob Hackworth will seek the District 4 seat of the Pinellas County Commission currently held by Susan Latvala. Hackworth will formally announce his campaign in a speech at the Pinellas Democratic Party’s Kennedy King Dinner on Saturday. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Hilton Carillon at 950 Lake Carillon Dive in St. Petersburg. One of the final factors in his decision, Hackworth said, was the resignation speech…

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