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David Jolly featured guest at fundraiser for congressional candidate Justin Grabelle fundraiser on Feb. 8

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Republican congressional candidate Justin Grabelle has a meet-and-greet fundraising reception scheduled in Pinellas County next month featuring special guest U.S. Rep. David Jolly. Grabelle, 33, is running for Florida’s 11th Congressional District, which includes Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. He has already been endorsed by current CD 11 U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent, who announced he would not run for re-election. Grabelle had been Nugent’s chief of staff. Jolly, who represents much of Pinellas County, is himself the leading Republican candidate for the…

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Deveron Gibbons is still an SOB and here are 10 reasons why he won’t run, much less win, in 2013

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The fallout from St. Petersburg Times reporter Michael Van Sickler’s profile of Jeff Copeland, a prominent political organizer in the African American community, continues even after the article’s first publication. Beginning on Wednesday and through this weekend, several sources close to both Copeland and former mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons have told me that Gibbons is bragging that he was a significant off-the-record source to Van Sickler and is the reason why the article was published. While I doubt Gibbons was…

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Deveron Gibbons is still an SOB and here are 10 reasons why he won’t run, much less win, in 2013

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The fallout from St. Petersburg Times reporter Michael Van Sickler’s profile of Jeff Copeland, a prominent political organizer in the African American community, continues even after the article’s first publication. Beginning on Wednesday and through this weekend, several sources close to both Copeland and former mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons have told me that Gibbons is bragging that he was a significant off-the-record source to Van Sickler and is the reason why the article was published. While I doubt Gibbons was…

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Pinellas GOP chair JJ Beyrouti on Charlie Crist: ‘He is now our opponent’

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Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee Chairman JJ Beyrouti released a statement on Charlie Crist’s decision to drop out of the GOP primary and run as an Independent: It is with deep regret that we receive the news today that Governor Charlie Crist has chosen to abandon the Republican Primary process and seek election to the United States Senate as a candidate with no party affiliation. The process used by the Republican Party to pick its nominees is carefully designed to…

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Pinellas GOP chair JJ Beyrouti on Charlie Crist: ‘He is now our opponent’

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Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee Chairman JJ Beyrouti released a statement on Charlie Crist’s decision to drop out of the GOP primary and run as an Independent: It is with deep regret that we receive the news today that Governor Charlie Crist has chosen to abandon the Republican Primary process and seek election to the United States Senate as a candidate with no party affiliation. The process used by the Republican Party to pick its nominees is carefully designed to…

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Pinellas GOP raises more than $139K last quarter

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Kudos to Pinellas County Republican Chairman JJ Beyrouti for raising more than $139K during the last quarter.  After expenditures, the party has about $97,000 left in the bank.

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Pinellas GOP welcomes Paula Dockery

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State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Paula Dockery will speak to the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee on Monday, February 8. (It’s already been a month since Marco Rubio won the straw ballot of the PCREC?!) Also, Chairman JJ Beyrouti, who looked rather snazzy at Judge Thomas Minkoff’s investiture, confirms to me that Congressman Pete Sessions will be the featured speaker at this month’s Lincoln Day Dinner. Congressman Bill Young will deliver the keynote address, during which, it is widely speculated,…

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