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La Gaceta endorses Shawn Harrison for HD 63

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La Gaceta, Tampa’s trilingual weekly newspaper, has endorsed incumbent Shawn Harrison in the state House District 63 race. Harrison, a one-term Republican, faces Democrat Lisa Montelione in the November general election. The area, which includes New Tampa, has been a swing district. An editorial in the newspaper — publishing articles in English, Spanish and Italian — said that “normally, we support Democrats, but lately we’ve noticed some Democrats aren’t acting like Democrats. Lisa Montelione is on that list.” Publisher Patrick Manteiga is also a Democratic political…

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Hillsborough Group 24 judicial candidates get into tete-a-tete over firefighter endorsement

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Last week in Tampa before a Tiger Bay meeting began, Gary Dolgin and Melissa Polo, two of the four candidates running for Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge in Group 24, had an animated discussion regarding a Polo flier that says she was endorsed by the Hillsborough County firefighters. In fact, Dolgin was endorsed by that group, while Polo has been endorsed by the Tampa Firefighters. Polo told Dolgin that was a printing mistake,and that she would make sure to indicate that on…

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Patrick Manteiga was right about demise of Tampa Trib; so was Noah Pransky

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The shock from the news that the Tampa Bay Times has purchased and folded the Tampa Tribune has yet to wear off. In fact, there are probably a few hundred (maybe thousands) subscribers to the Trib who don’t pay attention to social media (think of all those seniors at Sun City Center) and were likely surprised this morning to see their regular newspaper replaced with the Times. While those folks may be caught off guard, two local journalists were definitely…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.29.16 – Trib frowns on Go Hillsborough vote

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Good morning, y’all. Regular readers of this column may note that it’s being posted a little later this morning. Not to get into Too Much Information, but let’s just say I think when I read Arianna Huffington write that you must have 7/8 hours a sleep every night, well, one can certainly aspire to that. Rumor has it that Tampa attorney Bob Buesing will declare his candidacy as a Democrat for the newly created Senate District 18 seat in Hillsborough County on Monday. Local Dems…

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La Gaceta’s Patrick Manteiga blasts local Dem consultant Tom Alte

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Respected Democratic voice Patrick Manteiga thumps local consultant Tom Alte in the latest edition of La Gaceta: We hear many supporters of Pinellas County Democratic Chair Susan McGrath are distancing themselves from her. McGrath is playing favorites in Democratic primaries and non-partisan races involving two Democrats. That taboo always causes trouble. One instance is her support of Lisa Wheeler-Brown against Will Newton in a City Council race. This took an interesting turn as Tom Alte had an elections complaint filed…

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Al Fox and Ralph Fernandez engage in ‘great debate’ over U.S. Cuba relations in Ybor City

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It was billed as “The Great Debate” with two of the most prominent Tampa residents on the issue of Cuba, Al Fox and Ralph Fernandez, duking it out on whether the United States should end the 54-year-old economic embargo against the Castro-led government. Hundreds jammed into the historic Centro Asturiano building in Ybor City for a 90-minute forum hosted by the Tampa Tiger Bay Club on Monday night, and judging by the laughs alone, were thoroughly entertained by these two passionate advocates when it comes to…

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Debate on normalizing relations with Cuba slated in Tampa tonight

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While the breakthrough in U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba has been met with restraint in Miami, most lawmakers and business leaders in Tampa have embraced the new rules relaxing restrictions on trade and travel with the Communist island that began at the beginning of this year. And while overall more Cuban Americans in the Tampa Bay area appear eager for the 54-year-old economic sanctions to end soon, it’s hardly a universal sentiment. Being billed somewhat hyperbolically as “10 years in the making,” The…

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