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Hillsborough Commission candidates talk Black Lives Matter, climate change

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Progressives call it one of the most exciting and dynamic new civil rights movements in years. Conservatives call it anti-police, racist – and worse. We’re talking about the Black Lives Matter movement, and at a NAACP-sponsored candidates forum in East Tampa Thursday night, four of the six candidates on the ballot in the Hillsborough County District County Commissioners race were asked their thoughts about the group, and how they were part of the coalition to push for a citizens police review board in Tampa…

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Tom Jackson: Old-school Democrat hopes Hillsborough can make a deal

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They’d reached closing statements at a recent forum for Hillsborough County Commission District 6 Democratic hopefuls in Bealsville, near Plant City, and Pat Kemp, the Tampa lawyer and serial candidate, was feeling magnanimous. The town center was a thing of beauty, she said. The town hall, expanded library, a roundabout with a flag at its center, the lovely boulevards linking them all. Just marvelous, she said. People of Plant City must be proud. As Kemp finished and took her seat,…

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Brian Willis wants an apology from Pat Kemp regarding transit proposal

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Hillsborough County District 6 Democratic candidate Brian Willis is calling on one of his opponents, Pat Kemp, to apologize to him and the other two Democrats in the race for having a supporter claim that she is the only Democratic candidate that will “fund transit now.” “Every single Democratic candidate has argued that the County Commission needs to put more money into transit now, ” Willis said in a statement. “Pat has heard us say so at forums many times, she knows these claims are false.” That…

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Brian Willis gets PBA endorsements in Hillsborough County District 6 race

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The Police Benevolent Association’s West Central Florida and Tampa Chapters have endorsed Democrat Brian Willis in the highly competitive Hillsborough County Commission District 6 race. “We know Brian is a leader that will take action to build safer and stronger neighborhoods and fix our broken transportation system. We trust Brian to put the community first when he is on the commission,” said Nick Marolda, President of the West Central Florida Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association. “Willis has built a strong,…

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Brian Willis becomes first Democrat to raise more than $100K in Hillsborough Commission race

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Hillsborough County District 6 Democratic candidate Brian Willis announced Tuesday that his campaign has brought in over $102,000 to date, after bringing in over $7,045 through the June 24th fundraising deadline. That makes him the first Democrat in the competitive, four-person field to surpass the $100K goal, more than two months from the Aug. 30 primary. “I’ve been fighting to fix our broken transportation system and standing up for equal rights for years and it is clear my message is resonating.” Willis said in a statement.”All of the candidates in…

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Poll shows Pat Kemp leading in Democratic race for Hillsborough County Commission District 6 race

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A survey conducted last week by St. Pete Polls shows Pat Kemp leading in the Democratic primary for the Hillsborough County Commission District 6 countywide contest. The survey, commissioned by strategist Barry Edwards, shows Kemp leading with 34 percent support. Former County Commissioner and Tampa City Councilman Tom Scott is second with 24 percent. Former Plant City Mayor John Dicks is next at 6 percent, and attorney Brian Willis is at 4 percent.  Thirty-two percent of those questioned are uncertain…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.15.16 – What will Marco do?

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Is Marco Rubio ready to do the (almost) unthinkable, and soon announce that he will be running again for the U.S. Senate seat that he renounced a year ago? We’ll find out soon enough, as the deadline to make such a decision is just nine days away. The man who runs this website, Peter Schorsch, wrote last night that a deal is in the works where Rubio’s Miami-Dade County ally, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, would drop out and announce he’s running for CFO in 2018.…

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