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Tim Kaine warns Democrats against complacency in Tallahassee speech

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Democrats shouldn’t let Hillary Clinton’s lead in many polls lull them into false confidence, her running mate Tim Kaine urged a student audience at Florida State University Friday. “If we win in Florida, it’s over,” Kaine said. “We like the way it looks right now, but we can’t take anything for granted. Our polls looked pretty good on Labor Day, but by Sept. 26 it was a dead-heat tie. That can happen again.” He reminded the audience that much about this election is…

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Charlie Crist, St. Pete City Councilmembers stand against gun violence

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Former Gov. Charlie Crist, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and four council members took a stand against gun violence Thursday when the Vocal Majority bus tour stopped in the city. The bus tour is the inspiration of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Navy combat veteran and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly. Neither Giffords nor Kelly was there. But those who were there carried the anti-gun violence message forward. Kriseman referred to the candlelit ceremony held on…

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Rick Kriseman, St. Pete Council members join call to stop gun violence

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and council members Lisa Wheeler-Bowman and Amy Foster will join the 2016 Vocal Majority Bus Tour Thursday as it stops in the city to call on voters this November to help stop gun violence. The event will be the fourth stop of the 2016 Vocal Majority Tour — a six-week, 14-state national bus tour that stretches until Election Day. The Vocal Majority Tour is traveling to communities in battleground states and districts for grassroots events with…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.21.16 — Ted Cruz’s courage

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One of the biggest surprises of how the Republican primary season played out to this reporter was how successful Ted Cruz was. When you looked at the panoply of candidates who had serious potential to go all the way in 2016, he was never at the front of my list (neither, of course, was Donald Trump). But Cruz emerged over the much more hyped Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, et al. He’s a true believer, what Paul Ryan likes…

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Mark Kelly joins Patrick Murphy in attacking Marco Rubio voting record on gun issues

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U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy has received the endorsement of Americans for Responsible Solutions, the super PAC led by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. “We really strongly believe that Congressman Murphy is the best person in this race to fight for the responsible steps that we need to help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people,” Kelly said in a conference call organized by the Murphy campaign on Wednesday.”He’s the guy we need to help…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.17.16 — “Weiner” comes to Tampa

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Here’s something you don’t hear very often — if you’re intending on attending tonight’s Tampa Bay Rays — San Francisco Giants game at Tropicana Field, you better already have a ticket. The team announced earlier this week that they would make all open seats for the game available for their annual Pride Night for just $5, with all the proceeds going to the Pulse Victims Fund. And the team announced yesterday that the game is sold-out, with “around 40,000” fans…

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What to pack for year in space? A ‘superhero utility belt’

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What’s one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can’t do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt. Kelly went beltless during his five-month mission at the International Space Station a few years back, and he hated how his shirttails kept floating out of his pants. So this time, the 51-year-old retired Navy captain packed “a military, tactical-style thing” that can hold a tool pouch. Actually, scratch pouch. He prefers “superhero utility belt.” Kelly’s partner on the…

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