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Winners and Losers from Pinellas’ elections

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Today’s city commissioner is tomorrow’s state legislator. And today’s state legislator is tomorrow’s congressional candidate. Or so I’ve always thought and that’s why I always pay attention to the results of even the smallest town’s municipal elections. Yesterday’s slate of elections in Pinellas County certainly provided a list of winners and losers and I’m not just talking about the candidates. Here is my list of who won and who lost as a result of Pinellas’ municipal elections. Winners: The most…

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Winners & Losers from Pinellas’ elections

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Today’s city commissioner is tomorrow’s state legislator. And today’s state legislator is tomorrow’s congressional candidate. Or so I’ve always thought and that’s why I always pay attention to the results of even the smallest town’s municipal elections. Yesterday’s slate of elections in Pinellas County certainly provided a list of winners and losers and I’m not just talking about the candidates. Here is my list of who won and who lost as a result of Pinellas’ municipal elections. Winners: The most…

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Democratic consultants seek $72K to run campaign for Pinellas County Commission

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A proposal to an undisclosed propsective candidate by Democratic political consultants Ian O’Hara and Matthew Snyder of Realization Management seeks an astounding $72,000 in fees to manage a campaign for the Pinellas County Commission. O’Hara and Snyder’s proposal is outlined in a series of e-mails and documents provided to me by an anonymous source. I’m not sure who O’Hara and Snyder drafted the proposal for. What is clear is that O’Hara and Snyder think awfully high of their talents. Their…

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