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Progress Florida’s Mark Ferrulo makes personal appeal for Rick Kriseman

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A personal appeal from Progress Florida head Mark Ferrulo was sent out to the organization’s mailing list Tuesday, urging St. Petersburg voters to cast their ballots for incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman.

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#7 on list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians — Rick Kriseman

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Rick Kriseman, the 54-year-old Detroit native, is feeling confident as he runs for re-election this fall, even though polls show that a November confrontation with former Mayor Rick Baker could go either way. But Team Kriseman thinks that “The Sunshine City” is much different place than the last decade, and that his progressive agenda is more in tune with a community that continues to flourish. “Only the most cynical of partisans wouldn’t agree that St. Pete’s continuing renaissance and bright…

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Progress Florida rolls out ‘Wrong Way Rubio’ digital ad campaign

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Progress Florida is tying Marco Rubio to Donald Trump in a new digital ad campaign. The progressive organization has teamed up with For Our Future to launch a digital campaign that ties Rubio to some of Trump’s more shocking statements. “Supporting the Republican nominee for president means supporting Donald Trump, period,” said Mark Ferrulo, executive director of Progress Florida. “That means you want in the Oval Office a man who will push building a wall with Mexico, banning Muslims and…

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Today on Context Florida: Electoral College, Middle-Class Champions, sharing bathrooms and mindfulness

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Today on Context Florida: Voters don’t understand, or like, the Electoral College, says Darryl Paulson. He offers a few basic facts about the electoral-college system. First, very few voters understand how it works. Second, most voters hate the system. Third, the system is almost impossible to change. Those who drafted the Constitution had little trust in democracy. James Madison, in The Federalist Papers, wrote that unfettered majorities tend toward “tyranny.” John Adams, signer of the Declaration of Independence and second President,…

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Today on Context Florida: Jupiter police blotter, Pam Bondi & climate change, corporate child abuse and when the bad voices win

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Today on Context Florida: Donald Trump’s campaign manager is now part of the Jupiter, Florida police blotter, says Bob Sparks. His victim, according to the probable cause affidavit, is a battered and bruised former reporter for the conservative Breitbart News. Corey Lewandowski and Michelle Fields were not household names before this avoidable public spectacle. If the cable news outlets and bloggers have their way, the video capturing the incident will loop over and over again. As all of this plays out,…

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Today on Context Florida: Republicans don’t think – they believe, high-stakes elections, America at a crossroads and tanning beds

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Today on Context Florida: Florida GOP voters don’t want to think, says Diane Roberts, they just want to believe. Rick Scott endorsed his Soul Brother, but only after that big Florida Primary win. Scott signaled his man-crush back in January, writing breathlessly for USA Today that Herr Drumpf reminds him of, well, him: wealthy, an “outsider,” a business hombre incensed over “endless and tedious regulation and taxation.” You know …  crap like the Clean Water Act. And the Voting Rights Act.…

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Today on Context Florida: Secret Service protection, censorship not so bad, Smart Solar, alimony “reform” and the Pfizer squeeze

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Today on Context Florida: As Donald Trump moves ever closer to snagging the GOP nomination for U.S. president, Bob Driver says he will probably ask for — and receive — a high level of Secret Service protection. He may well need it. As the weeks pass, the political atmosphere is heating up to the point where “ugly” no longer describes what’s going on. Trump’s fans are many, and well may usher him into the White House. But the fact remains that…

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