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Janet Cruz cruises in H-58

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Democrat Janet Cruz won an easy victory in a special election for the District 58 state House seat today. Cruz replaces Michael Scionti, who resigned from his post in December to take a job with the U.S. Department of Defense. Among those at Cruz’s victory party: State Rep. Ron Saunders from Key West, the incoming House minority leader. Saunders said the party has high hopes for flipping some Hillsborough House seats to Democrats in the November elections. One of the…

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Why Janet Cruz won in H-58

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First of all, to the anonymous bloggers who attempted to discredit the good name of one of Tampa’s finest families, you should be ashamed of yourselves. I know a little something about effective, anonymous, negative blogging, and you sir, are no Jack Kennedy. In fact, the anti-Cruz blog Politics in Tampa is a perfect example of how not to use blogging in a political campaign. For starters, the site lacked credibility and original thought. Regurgitating gossip and innuendo is not…

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As the mud flies in Dem Primary for H-58, an anonymous blog serves up the dirt

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With a local Internet site alleging over the past five days that District 58 House Democratic candidate Janet Cruz has been claiming a homestead exemption for a house that she does not live in, the St. Petersburg Times has unleashed three of their best Tampa-based reporters to report on that allegation, as well as a counter-attack by the Cruz campaign. That regards a decade-old charge of child neglect on the part of Randy Wynne, the spouse of Cruz’s opponent, Pat…

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