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Here’s where sh*t stands in Tampa Bay politics — the ‘this place is the best’ edition

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Besides, maybe, New York City or Washington, D.C., there really is no better place from which to write about politics than Tampa Bay. One reason is that there are so many competitive congressional and legislative seats in the region. And what’s spent to win those seats is oftentimes as much as the amount spent to win other state’s U.S. Senate seats. These seats are competitive because Hillsborough and Pinellas remain “purple” seats in an era when more and more counties…

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Surprising no one, James Grant easily wins special election in HD 64

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With just over two weeks left in the regular 2015 Legislative Session, former state Rep. James “Jamie” Grant is finally returning to House District 64. In what the Tampa Tribune called an “unnecessary and costly special general election,” Grant, 32, easily defeated write-in candidate Daniel Matthews to reclaim his place in Tallahassee. With absentee and early voting tabulated soon after polls closed at 7 p.m., Grant had more than 92% of the vote. “Although the journey was long, and despite…

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