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Ed Narain blasts Augie Ribeiro in SD 19 candidates forum

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When he announced his candidacy for Senate District 19 last month, St. Petersburg-based attorney Augie Ribeiro said he was convinced he should enter the contest after he came away uninspired by hearing fellow Democrats Ed Narain, Darryl Rouson and Betty Reed speak at a candidates forum in south St. Pete. He doubled down on those comments in the past week in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, saying the citizens in the Hillsborough/Pinellas district “need a skilled voice and loud champion.” Those comments didn’t sit well with Narain,…

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