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Pat Frank, Kevin Beckner, trade endorsements in Hillsborough Clerk of the Courts race

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The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1593 (ATU), which represents hundred of Hillsborough Area Regional Transit workers, has endorsed Kevin Beckner for Clerk of the Circuit Court for Hillsborough County. Beckner is challenging three-term incumbent Pat Frank in an increasingly vitriolic Democratic primary taking place next month. The winner will face Republican Eric Seidel in the fall. “Since elected to the Board of County Commissioners you have stood up for the citizens, employees, residents and business partners with integrity, fairness, justice and compassion. We…

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Ed Narain proud of his accomplishments in the House, ready to advance in the Senate

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Like may people in the Tampa Heights community that he represents, House District 61 Democrat Ed Narain was holding his breath when news broke on Tuesday that Governor Rick Scott had vetoed $256 million in projects from the just concluded legislative session. The good news is that Narain’s request for $1.2 million to move what has become a beloved community center to another part of the area will go through. The facility,  the former Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Palm Avenue, appeared to be slated for demolition…

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Jane Castor mostly unrepentant as she goes before Tampa City Council on “biking while black” controversy

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Accompanied by three burly members of the Police Benevolent Association, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor went before the City Council this morning for nearly an hour, discussing the issues around the disproportionate number of citations written against black citizens in the city that were exposed in a Tampa Bay Times story last weekend. The charges have prompted Castor and Mayor Bob Buckhorn to call on the Department of Justice to review the department’s performance regarding the citations. But as she…

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@Aronberg officially rolls out Ted Deutch endorsement

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Anyone else starting to notice that Dave Aronberg’s “Dear Friends” letters are setting the agenda for the Democratic nomination in the AG race. Aronberg’s latest missive officially rolls out the endorsement of “Friend of the Condo” U.S. Rep Ted Deutch: I am proud to announce that Congressman Ted Deutch has endorsed our campaign for Attorney General. “I served alongside Dave Aronberg in the Florida Senate for three years, and during that time I witnessed firsthand Dave’s commitment to fighting consumer…

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