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Mark Ober says he has never blamed the victim in sex abuse case

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Mark Ober acknowledges that as a 16-year incumbent, his race for re-election for Hillsborough State Attorney is in many ways a referendum on how he’s performed in office. “It’s perhaps easier to run when you don’t have a record,” Ober told an audience who gathered at the weekly “Cafe Con Tampa” breakfast meeting at Hugo’s in South Tampa Friday morning. “There’s no substitute for experience.” In Democrat Andrew Warren, Ober is facing by far his most formidable opponent since initially being…

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Tampa City Council candidates talk about favorite Cuban sandwiches & other not so crucial minutiae

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Tuesday night’s Tampa Bay Young Republicans City Council forum was the last official scheduled campaign forum of the 2015 campaign season, and while District 1 candidate Susan Long said she couldn’t recall a comment she made at an earlier debate because “there’s been so many of them,” the fact is that this was a relatively light schedule of events compared to the race four years ago, when a wide-open mayoral contest brought much more intense attention to the campaign. The…

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