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Democrats throughout Florida call on GOP opponents to denounce #TrumpTapes vulgar comments

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A newly released videotape showing Donald Trump making crude comments about a married woman he tried to seduce is sending shock waves throughout Florida politics. “I’ve said some foolish things,” the Republican presidential nominee said overnight Friday in a taped apology posted on Facebook. “But there’s a big difference between the words and actions of other people. Bill Clinton has actually abused women.” But Florida Democratic candidates statewide are not letting Trump off the hook so easily. Nearly all of them are…

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Jackie Toledo narrowly defeats ‘establishment favorite’ Rebecca Smith in HD 60 primary

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Jackie Toledo narrowly held off establishment favorite Rebecca Smith Tuesday in the Republican House District 60. Toledo will oppose Democrat David Singer in the November general election. Singer was unopposed in the primary. With all precincts reporting, Toledo held a 222-vote margin out of more than 12,000 votes cast. The district includes all of Davis Islands and South Tampa while extending into southern Hillsborough County and north to the Town ‘n Country area. Dana Young, who represented this Republican-leaning district,…

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Here’s where sh*t stands in Tampa Bay state legislative races

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Republican Sens. Tom Lee and Bill Galvano have already won re-election, and fellow GOP incumbent Sens. Jack Latvala and Jeff Brandes only face opposition from write-in candidates in their seats. Of the six Senate seats covering Hillsborough and Pinellas County, only districts 18 and 19 will be home to a new senator in the fall. Tampa Republican Rep. Dana Young is the front-runner in the SD 18 race in both polling and fundraising, though favorable district lines and robust fundraising…

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Rebecca Smith enters HD 60 race

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Tampa businesswoman Rebecca Smith announced on Thursday that she is now a candidate for the Hillsborough County area House District 60 seat. The seat is currently occupied by Dana Young, but she will vacate it this fall, as she attempts to advance to the state Senate District 18 seat recently created due to redistricting. “Over the past three decades, I’ve built a successful business here in Tampa,” Smith said in a statement. “I know what it takes to balance a…

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Dana Young energizes supporters at rousing South Tampa fundraiser

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Approximately 100 enthusiastic supporters gathered at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club Wednesday night to hear a rousing speech from Republican state Representative Dana Young. Young, who serves as House Majority Leader, is currently running unopposed for a fourth term in South Tampa’s District 60. During her 15-minute speech, Young vowed to continue to work on the issues she has been passionate about for several years, particularly Florida’s endangered water supply. “I’ve had the ability to do some very impactful things for…

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Daniel Blair dropping out of the race for House District 60

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Daniel Blair is dropping out of the race for House District 60: Dear Friends and Neighbors, Over the past months of this campaign, I have had the opportunity to meet so many great people across Hillsborough County. I am thankful and humbled to have such a large number of supporters, throughout State House District 60 and beyond. In recent months, as a result of various personal and professional situations, I regret that I have not been able to dedicate the…

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Tampa Bay Campaign Weekender

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Jack Latvala, a Republican candidate for Senate District 16, will be attending Off the Record Political Happy Hour on Friday. The event is Datz Deli – MacDill & Bay to Bay and begins at 6:00 p.m. Russ Patterson, a Democratic candidate for House District 60, will be canvassing for petitions on Saturday. His volunteers will be meeting at Cafe Kili on east Fowler Avenue at 1:00 p.m. Kathryn Starkey, a Republican candidate for House District 45, will be collecting petitions…

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