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Elvis Pigott says he’s the fresh new face that the Hillsborough Commission desperately needs

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If elected to the Hillsborough County Commission next year, Elvis Pigott would become the first millennial — Americans under the age of 35, as recently defined — to serve on the board. The 29-year-old Riverview resident has filed to run for the countywide District 5, which becomes vacant next year after GOP incumbent Ken Hagan term-limits out. But Hagan hopes to stick around for another eight years, having filed to run for the North Tampa District 2 seat currently held by fellow Republican But…

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American Bridge slams Mario Diaz-Balart for ‘selling out’ to support GOP health care plan

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With just hours left before Congress’ vote on the American Health Care Act, President Donald Trump and GOP House leadership are doing whatever it takes to get the 216 votes necessary for passage of the bill. In the case of Miami Republican Mario Diaz-Balart, could change in U.S. policy toward Cuba implemented under the Obama administration be the catalyst to lock in his support? The New York Times reported Wednesday that Diaz-Balart sought assurances from White House officials that the president would maintain his campaign pledge…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.20.16 – Our driverless future?

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Among the 2017 priorities that the Hillsborough County Regional Transit Authority’s government liaison, Cesar Hernandez told board members on Monday, one would be to continue to push for anything that can push autonomous vehicle technology forward in the new year. In case you’re not familiar with the whole driverless car concept, you should know that the Sunshine State, led by St. Petersburg Republican state Senator Jeff Brandes enthusiasm and advocacy, is in the vanguard of states when it comes to this new form of transportation. Earlier this year, the…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.16.16 — Friday follies

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Good morning to you all on this, the last Friday MPR I’ll be filing in 2016 … Good news for those of us on the Affordable Care Act: While the GOP-led House of Representative promise to repeal the ACA within the first 100 days of the Trump administration, the date that the provisions of the act will be delayed, according to a report in today’s New York Times, by as “short as two years or as long as three or four years.”…

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Ralph Fernandez convinced Obama policy on Cuba a major factor in Florida going red

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Did President Obama’s latest executive actions regarding Cuba policy in October incite hardline exiles to vote for Donald Trump in large enough numbers to help him win Florida? That belief was pushed by some in the immediate days after the election, and is getting more life from a Hillary Clinton supporter who knows the Cuban exile community very well in the wake of Fidel Castro’s death over the weekend. Ralph Fernandez is a lifelong Democrat who helped raise money for Clinton’s campaign in…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.22.16 — The sad story of Chris Christie

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There’s no doubt Rudy Giuliani will get some meaty position in the upcoming Donald Trump administration, because the dude was loyal as hell to the president-elect throughout the past year. Chris Christie, on the other hand, may be looking at bupkes. The New Jersey governor was one of the first mainstream Republicans to endorse Trump, which he did after he flamed out in the New Hampshire primary. Since that time, reporters have had a field day blasting the one-time fierce (bullying?)…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.1.16 — Russian involvement’ in presidential election still a mystery

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The Tampa Bay area gets one last, large dose of Bill and Hillary Clinton today. Hillary makes her first campaign appearance in what used to be considered a crucial bellwether — Pasco County, for an appearance this afternoon at Pasco-Hernando State College. Bill Clinton, meanwhile, makes his second appearance in the past 14 days in Pinellas County, speaking in South St. Petersburg. With a week to go before the presidential election wraps up, the most significant national story in the papers this…

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