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Dave Aronberg scores major political victory as Dan Gelber resigns from law firm representing BP

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Would it surprise anyone if the Dave Aronberg vs. Dan Gelber primary ended up being decided by a few thousand, maybe even a few hundred votes?  In such a razor-close race, any advantage either candidate can leverage may make all the difference. Dave Aronberg may be handed such an advantage by a story that has been developing today (which, yes, I did have a role in promoting) that Dan Gelber’s position with Akerman, Senterfitt would represent a major conflict of…

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Bill McCollum’s new robocall invokes — gasp — the ‘Crist’ word

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John Frank reports of a new robocall from the Bill McCollum campaign: “Meet Mr. Slick – Rick Scott. “He’s been busted twice this week by Florida newspapers for telling whoppers about Bill McCollum. According to the experts, Mr. Slick – Rick Scott, and his campaign have been lying about Bill McCollum’s position on the issues of abortion and immigration. “Between Obama and Crist Floridians are tired of typical politicians – willing to say anything to be elected. In August Republicans…

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Bill McCollum’s new robocall invokes — gasp — the ‘Crist’ word

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John Frank reports of a new robocall from the Bill McCollum campaign: “Meet Mr. Slick – Rick Scott. “He’s been busted twice this week by Florida newspapers for telling whoppers about Bill McCollum. According to the experts, Mr. Slick – Rick Scott, and his campaign have been lying about Bill McCollum’s position on the issues of abortion and immigration. “Between Obama and Crist Floridians are tired of typical politicians – willing to say anything to be elected. In August Republicans…

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Report: Questions raised about whether campaign money mingled by Dave Aronberg in attorney general race

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The Times‘ John Frank reports: A Democratic candidate for attorney general is facing questions about whether his campaign skirted election laws to pay staffers. A former fundraiser for Dave Aronberg received payments from the campaign and a little-known federal political committee called Citizens for Effective Government, according to campaign finance records. Ryan Hampton, a South Florida-based money man, made more than $10,000 from Aronberg’s campaign and another $1,000 from the federal committee. The committee — dubbed a 527 under IRS…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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“Who is Sandra Gadsden?” was the invariable response I received last evening from each person I asked if they knew who Sandra Gadsden is. I was at a fundraising reception chock full of political operatives and their handsome wives.  Each of these people recognized the names of  Adam Smith or Aaron Sharockman or David DeCamp.  Some even recognized John Frank’s name.  But not one person — and this is a room full of people who make St. Petersburg move –…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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“Who is Sandra Gadsden?” was the invariable response I received last evening from each person I asked if they knew who Sandra Gadsden is. I was at a fundraising reception chock full of political operatives and their handsome wives.  Each of these people recognized the names of  Adam Smith or Aaron Sharockman or David DeCamp.  Some even recognized John Frank’s name.  But not one person — and this is a room full of people who make St. Petersburg move –…

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Marco Rubio to report raising $3.6 million during last fundraising quarter

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St. Petersburg Times reporter John Frank is reporting that Marco Rubio raised $3.6 million during the last fundraising quarter.  Developing…

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