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Chris Ingram brings the Tiger Bay Club back to relevance

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At its best, Tiger Bay Club forums held throughout the state can provide a valuable public service as a place where the public can interact with lawmakers, political candidates, activists and journalists who are asked to participate each month. Depending on the topic or the featured speaker, however, these same events can often devolve into dull, scripted events. That’s where the audience of Tiger Bay members get to to play their part in what we have of a democracy, raising questions…

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Yolie Capin & Frank Reddick endorse Guido Maniscalco in Tampa City Council runoff

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Tampa City Council members Yolie Capin and Frank Reddick have endorsed Guido Maniscalco in his race for the District 6 Tampa City Council seat that will be decided next Tuesday. They made that announcement Wednesday night in Ybor City. Maniscalco is battling Jackie Toledo in a fierce contest to complete the seven-member roster of the Council. All seven seats were up for election earlier this month, but the incumbents in five of those races easily took back their seats. And while…

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Tampa voters voice their opinions on Election Day

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It is Election Day here in Tampa, and while the news so far today has been about the lackluster turnout, registered voters who have taken the time to vote certainly have opinions about some of the folks on the ballot. It wasn’t exactly bustling at the Seminole Heights Garden Center located on Central Avenue. While one poll worker at noon told us that she had seen about 30 voters come to the polls during the morning, the fact that a reporter was…

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Bob Buckhorn says he wants to see Charlie Miranda elected in District 2 race

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Admitting that this hasn’t exactly been a very exciting campaign, Bob Buckhorn said today’s municipal election in Tampa is still very important. “Everyone has an obligation to vote,” the mayor declared while coming out of a polling place at the Sandy Freedman Tennis Courts center on Davis Island this morning. “If you don’t vote, don’t complain.” Accompanied by his wife, Dr. Cathy Lynch Buckhorn, along with their two daughters, Grace and Colleen, Tampa’s First Family came out of the voting booth a little…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.3.15 — Democracy now in Tampa

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The most lackluster campaign that this reporter has covered in his 15 years living in Tampa comes to a conclusion tonight — at least for most of the candidates vying to win the five Tampa City Council seats up for election. There is really not much drama at stake. Though there has been a lot of coverage of the District 6 campaign between Republican Jackie Toledo, Democrat Guido Maniscalco and independent Tommy Castellano, it’s been about relatively trivial matters involving…

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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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You’re Invited: Joe Citro’s Campaign Kick-off tonight

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