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Tampa Bay area legislative hopefuls endorsed by Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama has thrown his support behind a few Tampa Bay area Democrats. The Florida Democratic Party announced Friday the president endorsed 13 Democrats running for state House and Senate. Among those on the list: Bob Buesing in Senate District 18, Rena Frazier in House District 59, Lisa Montelione in House District 63, and Ben Diamond in House District 68. “President Obama’s extraordinary service to our nation has inspired in me a strong desire to serve our community and…

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Janet Cruz says she believes Florida Democrats can flip 6 House seats this fall

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Florida Republicans dominate state government in Tallahassee, and in the state House, it’s not even close. Yet incoming House Minority Leader Janet Cruz says that she “conservatively” believes that the Democrats can flip  six seats this coming fall, and just as importantly, retain that number in 2018, beginning their journey to finally getting close to parity in the GOP-controlled chamber. “So we build six seats now,” Cruz told the audience who gathered early Thursday morning at the Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia for…

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