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Rick Kriseman campaign blasts Rick Baker for being ‘silent’ on Trump administration

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From the day he entered the race, former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker said that he expected to be attacked by the Rick Kriseman campaign for his conservative political philosophy.

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Announcing another bid for St. Pete mayor, Rick Baker savages Rick Kriseman

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Speaking in impassioned tones Tuesday, former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker is ready to tangle head on against incumbent Rick Kriseman. “You’re going to hear a lot about Republicans and Democrats over the next few months,” Baker said as he formally announced his bid for mayor on the steps of St. Pete City Hall. “Because that’s that’s the only thing they have.” Baker was referring to earlier statements from Kriseman’s campaign manager about Baker’s support for Republicans like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin…

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Ed Miyagishima departing position at Port Tampa Bay

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Ed Miyagishima, the Vice President of Communications and External Affairs at Port Tampa Bay and a senior adviser to CEO Paul Anderson, announced that he is leaving his position to “lead the charge” to have Tampa Bay host the 2019 Medal of Honor Convention. Miyagishima, who had been with the port for four years, made the announcement on his Facebook page Wednesday night. “I’m humbled and excited for this new chapter which will allow me to represent and showcase the American heroes and military community I love…

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In Orlando, Mike Huckabee takes shot at Disney over foreign workers

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Discussing immigration Friday at the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit in Orlando, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took a shot at the nearby Disney organization for its involvement in an embarrassing situation regarding foreign workers. “Let’s not have an immigration policy that displaces Americans,” Huckabee said during the middle of his speech. “For example, under the H-1B process, it wasn’t long ago that Disney – yes, I know that I’m in Orlando, I know it’s the happiest place on…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.29.15 – Marco Rubio scores in debate, but will it boost his polling?

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There’s lots to unpack from Wednesday night’s two-hour GOP presidential debate,  but the most important thing to remember is that there still are three full months before any voter decides on anything. Unlike 2011-2012 when GOP primary voters through the polls bounced from Michele Bachmann to Rick Perry to Herman Cain to Newt Gingrich to Rick Santorum to ultimately Mitt Romney, they’ve been stuck most of this year on just one candidate: Donald Trump. That’s changed recently with Ben Carson’s…

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Ben Carson raises $20M for 2016 bid in past 3 months

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Political newcomer Ben Carson raised more than $20 million in the past three months to fuel his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign said Wednesday, a haul of campaign cash that shatters records and sets a new bar for his GOP rivals. As other campaigns scrambled to bring in final donations before the end of the fundraising period at midnight, Carson’s senior team celebrated its massive haul at its suburban Washington campaign headquarters. Two dozen staffers shared a…

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Bay area Republicans gather to officially open Jeb Bush’s statewide headquarters in Tampa

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Jeb Bush may be struggling in the polls, but there was nothing but unadulterated love for him shown this afternoon in Tampa, where a bevy of local and state Republicans — highlighted by an appearance by Jeb Bush Jr. — gathered to officially open the former Florida governor’s statewide headquarters. Located in the Town N’ Country section in Northwest Tampa off of West Hillsborough Avenue, supporters crammed into a stuffy kitchen area to await the appearance of Bush Jr., the…

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