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Christopher Licata switches to running in House District 69

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After initially planning to run in 2018 to try to replace House Minority Leader Janet Cruz, Republican Christopher Licata this week switched races to run for an open Pinellas County House seat.

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Sierra Club endorses Jennifer Webb

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The Florida Sierra Club has endorsed Jennifer Webb in her campaign for the State House District 69 seat. “We are confident Jennifer Webb will stand up against big oil and gas interests and take environmental positions which are aligned with her local constituents’ best interests,” Sierra Club spokesman Dave Harbeitner said. “She understands Florida’s natural environment is a precious asset and needs to be protected so it can remain one of the most important parts of our economy in the…

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Wengay Newton, Jennifer Webb woo voters in Gulfport

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Wengay Newton and Jennifer Webb took the stage in Gulfport on Thursday night in a homestretch effort to charm voters before the Nov. 8 General Election. Newton is running for the State House District 70 seat against Republican Cori Fournier. There is no incumbent in the seat. Webb is challenging Republican incumbent Kathleen Peters for the HD 69 seat. Neither Fournier nor Peters showed up at the forum, leaving the field free for the two Democrats. The Gulfport Area Chamber of…

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In HD 69, Kathleen Peters trouncing Jennifer Webb in fundraising

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State Rep. Kathleen Peters has raised about 2½ times more money to finance her campaign than her challenger, Jennifer Webb. According to the most recently filed financial reports, Peters raised $19,110 during the first seven days of October. That brings her overall total to about $319,760 in cash. She’s also received another $36,825 in in-kind donations. Among Peters’ donors during that seven days were the Republican Party of Florida, which gave her $5,750. Derby Lane of St. Petersburg donated $1,000. During that…

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Apartment Association names Kathleen Peters Legislator of the Year

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Kathleen Peters has been selected as the Bay Area Apartment Association Legislator of the Year. Peters earned the distinction, the association said, because she sponsored and had passed a series of bills – all of which were signed into law – that will remake the landscape of substance abuse and mental health treatment across the state for years to come, and which attempt to supplant the criminal justice system as the de facto dumping ground for people who suffer from…

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‘Water is our life,’ Kathleen Peters says in second video ad

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Kathleen Peters has released a second video ad in the campaign to retain her State House District 69 seat. The ad is called “Water is our life” and it bashes St. Pete and other municipalities for recent sewage dumps into Tampa Bay. “Water is our life,” Peters says on her social media post introducing the video. “I remain dedicated to protecting the most valuable resource we have. I hope that I have earned your support and will be given the opportunity to…

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National Dems list Jennifer Webb, Beth Tuura, José Javier Rodriguez as ‘essentials’

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The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee on Thursday added Florida House candidates Beth Tuura of Orlando, Jennifer Webb of St. Petersburg, and Florida Senate candidate José Javier Rodriguez of Miami to its list of “essential races” for support. The national group, which seeks to support Democrats at the state legislative level, now has 52 races nationally it has declared as essential, including just the three newly selected ones in Florida, involving Tuura, Webb, and Rodriguez. Tuura is running in House District 47 against Republican…

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