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Pirate invasion to mark Hillsborough Day at Florida State Capitol

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Members of the Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation will celebrate Hillsborough Day at the State Capitol in Tallahassee March 22. The daylong event will bring many of the county’s most beloved attractions and traditions to the capitol for Florida lawmakers to enjoy, while showcasing all that the community has to offer. Visitors to the State Capitol will include local city and county officials, prominent area business people and representatives from the Hillsborough County Public Schools. Several nonprofit organizations, Visit Tampa Bay,…

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Lisa Montelione backs Luis Viera in runoff for Tampa City Council

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Lisa Montelione, who represented District 7 for the past five and-a-half years before stepping down two weeks ago to run for a state legislative seat, is backing Luis Viera in the runoff election to succeed her. “Luis is an outspoken advocate for Tampa’s families and has a dedicated record of working for this community,” Montelione said in a statement issued by the Viera campaign. “Luis Viera’s involvement in our community through work with the City of Tampa’s Civil Service Board,…

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Tim Schock says he is “appalled” that Pat Kemp received contributions from taxi industry

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In the last fundraising report before Election Day, Hillsborough County Commission District 6 candidate Pat Kemp lists two $1,000 contributions from the taxicab industry: $1,000 from Yellow Cab Company of Tampa, and $1,000 from Gulf Coast Transportation. Her GOP opponent, Tim Schock, has a problem with that. “I’m appalled at what I just read,” Schock says in a video posted Saturday night, referring to looking over Kemp’s latest financial filing. “In doing so, she has shown her disdain for future  transportation…

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Dana Young planning major re-election fundraiser December 2

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House Republican Majority Leader Dana Young will raise funds for her re-election with a major event December 2 in Tampa. Cabinet members Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi and Adam Putnam, as well as House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Speaker-Designate Richard Corcoran headline the invitation for Young’s fundraiser at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club. Honorary hosts include state Senators Jeff Brandes and Tom Lee, several state representatives, and Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee. Other notables on the host committee are Louis Betz, Justin…

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Melissa McKinlay set to appear with Kathy Castor at Tampa fundraiser

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Palm Beach Commissioner Melissa McKinlay announced Thursday she will raise money for her congressional campaign in Tampa this weekend — and she’ll be joined by some serious local Democratic brass. Five-term Tampa U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor will address attendees at the brunch event Saturday morning in support of McKinlay, who is seeking the 18th Congressional District seat left open by incumbent Democrat Patrick Murphy‘s decision to run for the Senate in 2016. Besides Castor, who will keynote the event, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, St. Petersburg…

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