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Charlie Crist says Jordan Park residents need help now

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Former Gov. Charlie Crist toured the troubled Jordan Park Apartments in July. Afterward, he called the conditions “deplorable.” On Thursday, Crist returned to Jordan Park to say not much has changed, and he’s urging for something be done now to improve living conditions for the residents. “This is an issue of simple human decency,” Crist said. At least one Jordan Park resident agreed not much has changed since July. Resident Heidi Hampton said she contacted the office about 3 p.m.…

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In battleground HD 69, Kathleen Peters, Jennifer Webb to debate

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The first debate between the candidates for state House District 69 is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Community Room 101 at the library on the St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus, 6700 Eighth Ave. N. Republican incumbent Kathleen Peters is facing a challenge from Democrat Jennifer Webb. Peters was formerly mayor of South Pasadena and has served in the Florida House since 2012. She serves on the Economic Affairs Committee, Justice Appropriations, Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee,…

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Mike Mikurak schedules two fundraisers

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Mike Mikurak has scheduled two fundraisers this month to help finance his run for the Pinellas County Commission. The first event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the home of The first event is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the home of Joe and JoAnn White in Largo. The host committee reads like a Who’s Who of local Republicans. The committee includes Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, state Sens.…

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Charlie Justice sets fundraiser Tuesday as general election campaign begins in earnest

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A fundraiser to help fund Charlie Justice’s re-election campaign to the Pinellas County Commission District 3 seat is set for Tuesday. The fundraiser, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will be at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The event is hosted by Zev Buffman and two of Justice’s fellow Democratic commissioners, Janet Long and Ken Welch. The event includes appetizers with a cash bar. Justice is facing a challenge in the Nov. 8 general election from Republican Mike…

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Have coffee on Election Day with Larry Ahern

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State Rep. Larry Ahern, who frequently meets constituents for coffee and a chat, has scheduled his next coffee klatsch for Election Day. His latest invitation reads: “I will be at Emily’s Family Restaurant Downtown in Clearwater. I invite you to stop by between 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. to converse with me about current events, concerns with our state government, or any topic you’d like to discuss. Please take a look at your calendar to see if you can join me…

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Incumbent Judge Myriam Irizarry says opponent’s mailer misrepresents her experience

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Judicial races are usually rather low-key affairs, in part because of restrictions that limit the topics candidates can discuss. But the race between incumbent Pinellas County Judge Myriam Irizarry and state Rep. Dwight Dudley is heating up as the Aug. 30 election approaches. Dudley, a Democrat who left the House to run for the judiciary, is focusing on experience. According to a recent mailer sent to voters across Pinellas, he has a lot and Irizarry has “zero” — at least when…

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Pinellas voter turnout already at 15 percent

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With a week to go before the primary, about 15 percent of Pinellas County’s 625,961 voters have already cast ballots. The total 93,645 ballots include 92,818 mail-in ballots received since July 19 and 827 votes cast since early polling began Saturday. The figures, accurate as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, are from the Pinellas County Elections Office. Thus far, the number of Republicans voting outstrips the number of Democrats: 40,562 to 37,923. Libertarians have cast 185 ballots and those who have…

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