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HD 72 Republican candidate Alex Miller apologizes for “One of Us” campaign ad

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House District 72 Republican candidate Alex Miller has responded to criticism of the television ad touting her candidacy; she says if she wins Tuesday’s Republican primary, she’ll change it for the general election. Miller is a medical company executive running against veteran local TV news anchor John Hill for the District 72 seat, which covers North Sarasota County, and is being vacated by Republican Ray Pilon. At issue is a campaign ad that began airing on August 10 that starts and ends…

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Edward James cracks $300K in HD 72 campaign, Alex Miller brings in $28K for May

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Democrat Edward James surpassed the $300,000 mark during May fundraising in his campaign for House District 72, newly released campaign finance data shows. James brought in $4,190 through his campaign account and $23,500 through an affiliated political committee, for a total of $305,328 raised overall since he joined the HD 72 race in June of 2015. Of that, some $263,000 remain on hand for the first-time candidate. Republican Alex Miller, meanwhile brought in $28,907 last month, bring her total fundraising to $89,782. $50,000 of…

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Edward James qualifies by petition in HD 72

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Democrat Edward James is now the first candidate in House District 72 officially on the ballot. The first-time candidate surpassed the threshold of 1,140 verified signatures on Monday. James is locked in a competitive three-way race to succeed Republican Rep. Ray Pilon, who bowed out of a reelection race earlier this year to pursue a Senate seat vacated by GOP Sen. Nancy Detert, who is running for a Sarasota County Commission seat. Medical industry executive Alex Miller and veteran TV reporter John Hill have both emerged as challengers to…

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Panel on Gulf oil spill to meet tonight in St. Petersburg

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From Mitch Perry: Tonight in St. Petersburg there will be a major discussion on the Deepwater Horizon gulf spill at The Palladium Theatre from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., sponsored in part by Repower America and Clean Energy Works. The event will be broken into three one hour discussions.  From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. the discussion is entitled “About the Spill,” and will feature Bill Hogarth, the Dean of the USF College of Marine Sciences, D.T. Minich from Visit…

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