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Mitch Kates: Loser of the Week

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From the Buzz: Loser of the Week: Democratic consultant Mitch Kates. No Tampa Bay political consultant in recent years has received more glowing publicity than Kates. The former professional wrestler was the architect behind the winning campaigns of state Sen. Charlie Justice, Tampa City Council member Mary Mulhern, and Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner. This year he landed St Pete mayoral candidate Scott Wagman, who pumped in more than $170,000 of his own money and far outspent everyone else. Kates…

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Bill Young winner, Charlie Justice loser of the week

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From the Buzz: Winner of the week: U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores. While Charlie Crist traveled to every TV major market inviting venerable public servants/would-be U.S. Senate appointees to fawn before the cameras, the 40-year congressman showed off a mischievous confidence. Rather than just tell Crist’s staff no thanks over the phone, Young showed up to Crist’s interview in Pinellas dressed like he was was in the midst of mowing the lawn and told the surprised governor he…

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