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Jeff Atwater, David Jolly star at Pinellas GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

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As one of the major counties along the I-4 corridor, Pinellas County will undoubtedly be a contested piece of real estate in choosing the next president of the United States, and ensuring that it goes for the GOP nominee is in 2016 is the number one goal for Pinellas Republican over the next 18 months, according to recently elected party chair Nick DiCeglie. The 2016 election was mentioned frequently during the course of the two and a half-hour Lincoln Day…

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Today on Context Florida: Slow learners, dangerous ideology, King v. Burwell and PATIENT Act

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Today on Context Florida: Some governors are slow learners, says Lucy Morgan. Gov. Rick Scott is beyond slow. He doesn’t learn. He doesn’t appear to care about public access to records, meetings and information traditionally available to Floridians. Most governors have a bit of trouble getting used to working in the fishbowl of state government, particularly if they won election without stopping off in another elected office that operated in the Florida sunshine. Christo-fundamentalist ideology is dangerous, says Julie Delegal. As…

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#9 on list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians — Gus Bilirakis

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U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis took over his northern Tampa Bay 12th Congressional District after his father Mike stepped down in 2006, and has wasted little time establishing himself as a regional pillar ever since. Although an electoral favorite that year because of his prominent last name, Bilirakis withstood a strong challenge by Democrat Phyllis Busansky. His victory came in the same anti-incumbent wave election that saw the GOP lose 30 seats to Democrats. In January, Bilirakis announced that he would…

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North Pinellas Veterans jobs fair to feature Korean war anti-communist spy

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U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis is hosting his annual Veterans Resource Fair on March 14. The three-hour event at River Ridge High School in New Port Richey will provide information, resources and services to veterans and their families. “Veterans have given so much to our country — it is only right that we give back,” Bilirakis said. “I am proud to host our ninth annual Veterans Resource Fair. This event will be a one-stop shop for our veterans, providing them with access…

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Michele Bachman raising money Wednesday for Gus Bilirakis

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Deveron Gibbons evokes (or plagiarizes?) Lawton Chiles in direct mail-piece

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After Election Day, I promise I’m gonna make Deveron Gibbons a T-shirt that says “I spent $200,000 on my campaign to be Mayor and all I got was this T-shirt.” If I had 200K to spend on an election, this is not the mailpiece I would send out, especially after the recent coverage of Gibbons’ work for predatory lenders and the controversy over his checkered driving record. But when your consultant makes his bones on TV production, this is the…

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In H-48, Ken Peluso, Peter Nehr pull ahead of field

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In the crowded field to replace Gus Bilirakis in Florida House District 48, Tarpon Springs City Commissioner Peter Nehr and chiropractor Ken Peluso continue to battle each other for the top fundraising spot, while the rest of field still makes impressive gains on their own. Peluso raised more than $18K, beating out Nehr’s 16K. Nehr still holds a significant fundraising advantage, but with thousands of chiropractor, err, physician money coming into his campaign, Peluso is emerging as the primary challenge…

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