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The doomsday scenario if John Dingfelder is struck from the ballot

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Don’t know if anyone else is playing three-dimensional chess or not, but it strikes me that there will be a major, major problem if John Dingfelder is, after being put back on the ballot by the local Democratic Party, struck from the ballot by the courts. Because Dingfelder was/is/would be the lone non-Republican on the ballot (there are no other Democrats running, nor any write-in candidates), if he is removed from the ballot that would mean that the Republican primary…

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Senate candidate Paul Phillips comments on veto of HB 1143

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Normally I wouldn’t publish such a long press release, but Paul Phillip’s response to the veto of HB 1143 is so articulate and such a good read, I am compelled to share it with my readers: I take issue with the many candidates and politicians glomming on to Charlie Crist’s veto of House Bill 1143 (HB 1143) and focusing only on the Ultrasound issue. Their arguments are often weak, unfounded, and illogical, wreaking of emotionalism and conjecture. It is apparent…

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Sue Carlton column: Ronda Storms bested in Brandon (by Paul Phillips)? Has the world gone mad?

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I can’t believe I am actually excerpting a column from Sue Cartlton, but I had to since it mentions the uber-smart Paul Phillips: The Hillsborough Republican Party recently presented a straw poll done in conjunction with Republican clubs in the suburban enclaves of Brandon and FishHawk. The results: Marco Rubio was the Republican’s Republican for U.S. Senate, and, yeah, you kinda saw that coming. Bill McCollum was their guy for governor, and ditto that. But what was this? A Republican…

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Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio off the Primary Ballot impact numerous down-ballot races

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I imagine a political reporter could just about go mad thinking about all of the ramifications of Charlie Crist’s decision to drop out out of the GOP primary and run for the U.S. Senate with No Party Affiliation. One unintended consequence of Crist’s decision is the impact not having Crist and Rubio driving turnout in the Primary will have on down-ballot races, including partisan races, such as state legislative primaries and county commission races, and on non-partisan races where party affiliation may…

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Hillsborough GOP treasurer resigns, Pinellas Republicans cut off Jim Dobyns

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Paul Phillips, the treasurer of the Hillsborough Republican Party, resigned last week. According to Deborah Cox-Roush: “Paul was not asked to resign but did so due to the fact that he is a banking attorney and very busy with his job. Paul was a great asset to our board and is a great asset to the HCRP. I am saddened that he resigned because he was a good member of our board, however, he is the type of person that…

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