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Mitch Perry Report for 7.22.15 — Stop saying John Kasich needs to be in the 1st debate

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John Kasich announced his candidacy at Ohio State University on Tuesday. When you look at his resume and his center-right political persona, he could/should be a top-tier contender. But nobody seems to be talking about that today. Instead, the focus is on the fact that he’s entering the race some seven months later than Jeb Bush did. Excuse me, when Bush said he was “testing the waters” but set up a political action committee that was able to raise over…

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Hillsborough Democrat Naze Sahebzamani to take on Ross Spano in HD 59 race

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Although Eastern Hillsborough County has been the graveyard for Democrats in legislative races for awhile now, the party came awfully close back in 2012 to winning the House District 59 seat. That’s when Gail Gottlieb fell just short in attempting to defeat Republican Ross Spano for the open seat, ultimately losing 51-49 percent. The district covers Brandon, Riverview and Valrico. Spano easily won re-election in 2014 over Democrat Donna Lee Fore, and will no doubt be considered the early favorite going into…

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