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It’s not the party, it’s the after party: Where to find Tampa Bay candidates on election night

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Election night parties will be raging across the state Tuesday. For some, it’s a chance to pop some bottles and celebrate. For others, it will be a somber event, marking the last hurrah of a long, hard-fought campaign. Want to party like a politician? Here’s a rundown of where candidates will be as the polls close. U.S. Senate It was one of the most-watched U.S. Senate races this election cycle. And on Tuesday night, both Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep.…

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Gus Bilirakis airs 1st TV ad in CD 12 race

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Gus Bilirakis is airing the first television ad in his re-election effort for Florida’s 12th Congressional District. Titled “Gus is for Us,” the ad highlights Bilirakis’ commitment to the community, featuring several enthusiastic people declaring how the Tarpon Springs Republican “gets things done.” It also touches on a number of issues, such as veteran care and how Bilirakis has worked to keep flood insurance rates low. “Gus is for us,” the ad says. “All of us.” “Gus stood up to his…

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Gus Bilirakis draws second Democratic challenge in CD 12

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Democrat Robert Tager has filed papers to run for Florida’s 12th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Rep. Gus Bilirakis. Tager is an attorney and business owner who has lived in northern Hillsborough County since 1998. He practices law in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. He is admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court. After being honorably discharged in 1986 for medical reasons, he worked various…

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