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Josh Black files to oppose Bob Gualtieri in his bid for re-election as Pinellas County Sheriff

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Unlike 2012, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is expected to glide to a successful re-election later this year, despite the fact that he now has a third candidate who has filed to oppose him in Josh Black. Black is a Pinellas Republican who lost in his bid for the House District 68 seat in 2014. He earned national notoriety (and a visit by the Secret Service) for issuing a tweet in January of 2014 that it was time for Obama to be…

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Bob Gualtieri begins campaign for re-election for Pinellas Sheriff

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The last time Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri came before the voters, it was a rough and rumble war with former Police Chief Everett Rice. The two Republicans spent nearly $700,000 in bashing each other, before Gualtieri had the last laugh, easily vanquished his GOP challenger in the primary before defeating Democrat Scott Swope in the general. This time around, it looks like much smoother sailing. Not that it’s been easy being Bob Gualtieri. As the legislative chair for the Florida Sheriffs…

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