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How can Mitch Kates not be blamed for another paperwork screw-up by one of his candidates

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***Updated***”Everyone knows in this state we have a resign-to-run law,” said Scott Paine, a political science professor at the University of Tampa. “They really should have caught this.” ***Updated***Linda Saul-Sena’s resignation letter here. Forced to resign her city council seat in haste this morning after failing to submit on time her resign-to-run paperwork, Hillsborough County Commission candidate Linda Saul-Sena find her entire campaign in jeopardy because of sloppy paperwork. Failing to dot the i’s correctly may end up costing Saul-Sena…

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Hillsborough Co. Commissioner Mark Sharpe has primary opponent

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The last minute qualifying of Josh Burgin in the District 7 Hillsborough County Commission race means sitting commissioner Mark Sharpe has a primary opponent. Burgin, who worked as the legislative aide for former Hillsborough County Commissioner Brian Blair, is the sister of state Rep. Rachel Burgin. Josh Burgin has also worked as executive director of the Hillsborough County Republican Party. Sharpe, who has broken from party ranks by strongly supporting a proposed sales tax to pay for road improvements, expanded bus service and…

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Pam Bondi wins two more GOP straw polls

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Random voters polls are showing Republicans undecided in their primary for attorney general, but Pam Bondi is starting to pile up a Marco Rubio-like record of crushing wins in straw polls among party activists, including a landslide today in her home county of Hillsborough. In a straw poll among members of the Hillsborough County Republican Party executive committee and the Republican clubs of Fishhawk and Brandon, Bondi got 273 votes to 7 for Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottcamp and 2 for…

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James Grant wins Hillsborough County Republican Party straw poll

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Three days after being the first and only candidate in the District 47 State House race to qualify by petition, James Grant overwhelmingly won the Hillsborough County Republican Party straw poll. In a five-way race for the Republican nomination, Grant received more than five times the votes received by any one candidate in the race and more than twice the number of votes received by all other Republicans in the race. Commenting on the win, James said: “From the beginning,…

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