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Charlie Crist to hold first St. Petersburg fundraiser of 2017 Saturday

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This weekend, Congressman Charlie Crist will be back on home turf for one of his first Florida fundraisers of 2017. The afternoon reception, scheduled Saturday from 5:30 – 7 p.m., will be at the home of Crist’s sister, Dr. Elizabeth Crist Hyden, at Casa Las Brisas, 515 Brightwaters Blvd, NE in St. Petersburg. Supporters of the freshman St. Petersburg Democrat include Palm Harbor Attorney Fran Haasch as honorary chair, with a tentative host committee including St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman,…

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David Jolly featured guest at fundraiser for congressional candidate Justin Grabelle fundraiser on Feb. 8

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Republican congressional candidate Justin Grabelle has a meet-and-greet fundraising reception scheduled in Pinellas County next month featuring special guest U.S. Rep. David Jolly. Grabelle, 33, is running for Florida’s 11th Congressional District, which includes Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. He has already been endorsed by current CD 11 U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent, who announced he would not run for re-election. Grabelle had been Nugent’s chief of staff. Jolly, who represents much of Pinellas County, is himself the leading Republican candidate for the…

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Deveron Gibbons is still an SOB and here are 10 reasons why he won’t run, much less win, in 2013

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The fallout from St. Petersburg Times reporter Michael Van Sickler’s profile of Jeff Copeland, a prominent political organizer in the African American community, continues even after the article’s first publication. Beginning on Wednesday and through this weekend, several sources close to both Copeland and former mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons have told me that Gibbons is bragging that he was a significant off-the-record source to Van Sickler and is the reason why the article was published. While I doubt Gibbons was…

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Deveron Gibbons is still an SOB and here are 10 reasons why he won’t run, much less win, in 2013

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The fallout from St. Petersburg Times reporter Michael Van Sickler’s profile of Jeff Copeland, a prominent political organizer in the African American community, continues even after the article’s first publication. Beginning on Wednesday and through this weekend, several sources close to both Copeland and former mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons have told me that Gibbons is bragging that he was a significant off-the-record source to Van Sickler and is the reason why the article was published. While I doubt Gibbons was…

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