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Lack of competition hasn’t slowed down fundraising for some Pinellas County candidates

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There aren’t too many candidates running for each of the Pinellas County constitutional officer posts up for election in 2016, but that doesn’t mean the donation money isn’t flowing. According to the Supervisor of Elections’ most recent finance reports, in the Pinellas Property Appraiser race, Mike Twitty, a political newcomer and 25-year professional real estate appraiser, is handily out-fundraising his lone opponent, fellow Republican and former state Rep. Jim Frishe, $120,820 to $44,065. Current Pinellas Property Appraiser Pam Dubov is stepping down at the…

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As the deadline to register to vote looms, millions of Floridians begin casting ballots

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There may be a month until Florida’s presidential preference primary, but thousands of Sunshine State voters are already casting their ballots. Elections offices across the state have sent about 1.8 million absentee, or vote by mail, ballots this election cycle. About 47 percent of those ballots went to registered Republicans; while 40 percent were sent to registered Democrats. The remainder of those ballots were sent to voters who weren’t registered with a major party. “There is a definitive buzz,” said…

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Pinellas elections supervisor mails 200,000 presidential primary ballots

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The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office mailed more than 200,000 ballots Tuesday to domestic voters for the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary. The ballots were sent to voters who requested mail ballots, civilian voters within the U.S., and active duty military voters living in Pinellas County. The ballots were mailed to 93,415 Democrats, 98,618 Republicans and 13,973 independent or third party voters. A disproportionately small number of independent voters are receiving mail ballots because only Democrats and Republicans can…

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Pinellas elections office sends presidential primary ballots to overseas voters

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More than 1,500 military and overseas voters will receive their absentee ballots soon. The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office mailed 1,579 ballots Friday for the Presidential Preference Primary. Those receiving absentee ballots include active-duty military, their spouses and dependents absent from their place of residence. It also includes civilians who are U.S. citizens, but currently residing abroad. Another about 203,000 domestic voters will have ballots mailed out near Feb. 9. Legally, ballots must be mailed 28 to 35 days…

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Jim Frishe now over $20,000 raised for property appraiser bid

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So far, no other candidate for Pinellas County’s elected office has raised more money for their 2016 campaign than former state Rep. Jim Frishe. The 66 year-old Republican has raised approximately $20,065 since officially filing to run for the county’s Property Appraiser position back in April. That’s according to monthly campaign finance reports published by the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections. “I’m always humbled by the support of everyday folks around Pinellas County,” Frishe told SaintPetersBlog. Frishe received just under 60 checks in…

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Longtime elections chief Deborah Clark joins growing field of Pinellas County candidates

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Deborah Clark, Pinellas County’s supervisor of elections, officially filed for re-election. Clark, 66, has been the county’s elections supervisor since 2000, when she was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush. She was subsequently elected that same year, as well as in 2004, 2008 and 2012. As of Thursday, Clark, a Republican from Palm Harbor, is the only person to file for the 2016 elections supervisor seat. She’s joining a gradually growing field of early and officially announced candidates, like Janet Long, who now…

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