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Democratic consultants seek $72K to run campaign for Pinellas County Commission

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A proposal to an undisclosed propsective candidate by Democratic political consultants Ian O’Hara and Matthew Snyder of Realization Management seeks an astounding $72,000 in fees to manage a campaign for the Pinellas County Commission. O’Hara and Snyder’s proposal is outlined in a series of e-mails and documents provided to me by an anonymous source. I’m not sure who O’Hara and Snyder drafted the proposal for. What is clear is that O’Hara and Snyder think awfully high of their talents. Their…

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Jamie Bennett raises more than 30K

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Jamie Bennett’s mayoral campaign took in more than $30,000 in cash and in-kind contributions during the most recent quarter of the fundraising calendar. The period began with Bennett’s formal entrance into the race on January 16 and ended on March 31. According to treasurer Bill Boots, who is finalizing the report, we raised $30,918.47 in cash and in-kind contributions. “Our fundraising effort demonstrates the viability of my campaign,” Bennett said. “Along with being the first candidate to collect the 1,000…

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Thank you, Christina, for the new nickname

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City Council member Jamie Bennett has a reputation for being Mr. Nice Guy, so his decision to turn his mayoral campaign over to some of Tampa Bay’s political bad boyshas launched plenty of talk.

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