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Why Janet Cruz won in H-58

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First of all, to the anonymous bloggers who attempted to discredit the good name of one of Tampa’s finest families, you should be ashamed of yourselves. I know a little something about effective, anonymous, negative blogging, and you sir, are no Jack Kennedy. In fact, the anti-Cruz blog Politics in Tampa is a perfect example of how not to use blogging in a political campaign. For starters, the site lacked credibility and original thought. Regurgitating gossip and innuendo is not…

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Live-blogging and updates of special election in Florida House District 58

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I’ll be blogging, and tweeting throughout the day with updates about the primary for the hotly contested special election in Florida House District 58. Five candidates – three Democrats and two Republicans – are in a sprint to gain voters’ favor to represent the district, which covers West Tampa, Town ‘N Country, the West Shore business corridor and Seminole Heights. The seat opened when Rep. Michael Scionti, D-Tampa, said on Dec. 7 he was taking a job with the Obama…

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As the mud flies in Dem Primary for H-58, an anonymous blog serves up the dirt

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With a local Internet site alleging over the past five days that District 58 House Democratic candidate Janet Cruz has been claiming a homestead exemption for a house that she does not live in, the St. Petersburg Times has unleashed three of their best Tampa-based reporters to report on that allegation, as well as a counter-attack by the Cruz campaign. That regards a decade-old charge of child neglect on the part of Randy Wynne, the spouse of Cruz’s opponent, Pat…

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