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Tom Jackson: Old-school Democrat hopes Hillsborough can make a deal

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They’d reached closing statements at a recent forum for Hillsborough County Commission District 6 Democratic hopefuls in Bealsville, near Plant City, and Pat Kemp, the Tampa lawyer and serial candidate, was feeling magnanimous. The town center was a thing of beauty, she said. The town hall, expanded library, a roundabout with a flag at its center, the lovely boulevards linking them all. Just marvelous, she said. People of Plant City must be proud. As Kemp finished and took her seat,…

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Joe Henderson: Jim Norman’s climb to Hillsborough Commission steeper than he realized

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Since the start of his campaign for Hillsborough County Commission District 6, Jim Norman has understood that he has a lot of explaining to do. Right off the bat, he tried to address his checkered political past during a meeting last year with The Tampa Tribune editorial board. As a metro columnist for that late, great newspaper, I sat in on the meeting. I think it was basically a fiasco. It’s not that Jim Norman isn’t one of the most…

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