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Another casualty of Qualifying Week: Dawn Thompson drops out of race for House District 51

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You really have to give it to a candidate whose entire basis for running is that she looks like a bad knockoff of Sarah Palin,  But that’s really all Republican Dawn Thompson had to offer and offer it she did.  The first time I met her — I think it was the night of the City of St. Petersburg  city elections — Thompson tagged along with a group of us enjoying a drink or two at the St. Pete Yacht…

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Janet Long only seven points ahead of newcomer Larry Ahern, according to poll of House District 51

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According to exclusive poll results obtained by this blog, Democratic incumbent Janet Long holds a narrow seven point lead over political newcomer Republican Larry Ahern.  Long leads Ahern 38% – 31% according to this poll taken on March 17 & 18  and has a margin of error of 4.9%.  Keep in mind, this is not my poll, so I cannot verify the polls’ results, but my source for this information is from the same source which provided the spot-on polling data during the St. Petersbug…

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Janet Long’s new opponent is a wingnut

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Janet Long was blessed last week with a second Republican opponent to her re-election effort in Florida House District 51. I write “blessed” because, by all apparent indications, this opponent, Dawn Thompson, is a downright wingnut. Just take a look at some of the highlights from Mrs. Thompson’s Facebook page: Her interests: “…States Rights; limited government, as was intended; Constitutional Rights, endowed by our Creator (not by Uncle Sam): LIFE (wow, babies should be allowed to live?…what a novel idea),…

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In H-51, Dottie Reeder adds another 5K to her account

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Dottie Reeder, so far the front-runner in House District 51 (although our faves Bruce Cotton or Janet Long could easily jump ahead), picked up another $5K for her campaign. That’s a lot less than the $18K she raised in the first quarter she was campaigning, but it was the holidays and all that. Still, Reeder could have landed a real body shot to her opponents with a big quarter and that did not happen. Reading through Reeder’s report, there are…

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