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Chris Latvala draws Democratic challenge in HD 67

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First term Republican Rep. Chris Latvala has drawn a Democratic challenger in his re-election campaign for House District 67. Attorney David Vogel filed for the Pinellas County seat March 2 and is currently the only candidate running against Latvala in the HD 67 race. Vogel is an alumnus of the Roger Williams University law school in Rhode Island and has been a member of the Florida Bar Association since 2013. According to voter registration records, Vogel moved to Clearwater from…

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Today on Context Florida: Bush Christian speech, war on poor, Babe Ruth and Avenir 3.0

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Today on Context Florida: Jeb Bush gave a speech last week that Steven Kurlander says should have received more attention that it did in the 24-7 news cycle. Bush incorporated two important tenets in his message that can unite divergent voters to vote Republican in 2016: the preservation of basic religious freedom within the traditional conservative argument against big government. President Lyndon Johnson publicly declared “War on Poverty” in 1964. In 2011, Rick Scott took office as Florida governor and that…

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