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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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Justices uphold limits on judges’ appeals for campaign cash

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The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states may limit candidates for elected state and local judgeships from making a personal appeal for campaign contributions. The justices’ 5-4 ruling means in 30 states that elect state and local judges, restrictions on judicial candidates and their campaign solicitations can remain in place. In all, 39 states hold elections for judges and some allow personal appeals. Chief Justice John Roberts said in his majority opinion that laws barring judicial candidates from personally asking…

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