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Former Rep. Kevin Ambler, 1-800-ASK-GARY founder battle over failed startup funds

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Five years ago, former state Rep. Kevin Ambler and the founder of 1-800-ASK-GARY teamed up to create Arrest A.L.E.R.T., an app designed to give users access to arrest data from Sheriff’s Offices across the state. Neither of them expected it to fail so miserably. When it launched in 2011, the service didn’t gain a single subscriber or licensee. And while the company failed to bring in any revenue, four investors had sunk thousands of dollars to keep the company afloat.…

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Tampa Bay political races’ 4Q fundraising

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Congress: Charlie Justice raised $xx,xxx with $xx,xxx left on hand. Bill Young raised $xx,xxx with $xx,xxx left on hand. S-12 Kevin Ambler raised $21,525 with $93,607 left on hand. Jim Norman raised $74,150.00 with $353,856 left on hand. S-16 Nina Hayden raised $2,585 with $702 left on hand. Jack Latvala raised $112,870 with $390,864 left on hand. H-45 Fabian Calvo raised xx,xxx with $xxx,xxx left on hand. Richard Corcoran raised $35,845 with $99,612 left on hand. Kathryn Starkey raised 20,107…

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Tampa Bay political races’ 3Q fundraising

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Congress: Charlie Justice raises $92,000 with $101,000 left on handS-12 Kevin Ambler raised 76,943 with $118,900 left on hand. Jim Norman raised 79,895.00 with $300,803 left on hand. S-16 Nina Hayden raised $5,605 with $1,785 left on hand. Jack Latvala raised 89,742 with $302,100 left on hand. H-45 Fabian Calvo raised $5,305 with $1,430 left on hand. Richard Corcoran raised $48,367 with $84,035 left on hand. Kathryn Starkey raised $13,050 with $57,150 left on hand. H-47 Tom Aderhold raised $0…

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Tampa Bay legislators’ fundraising

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Not much to report for the incumbents…no one has done any damage yet in the race to replace Kevin Ambler in H-47…perhaps Peter Nehr will have problems with Tom McKone in H-48, but other than that it’s standard fare for Pinellas legislators. Here are their fundraising numbers to date: H-48 Peter Nehr raised $13,900 with $12,581 left on hand Tom McKone raised $5,071 with $3,533 left on hand H-49: Darren Soto raised $4,600 with $3,850 left on hand H-50: Ed…

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