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Presidential Preference Primary

Barbara Banno/Sam Henderson matchup is likely to be close

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Candidates in Gulfport races are spending the day making their rounds trying to gather up some last minute votes. Both Barbara Banno and Sam Henderson are bouncing back and forth between four polling places throughout the day until polls close at 7. Both said they feel confident in a win, and both are happy with the way their campaigns played out. “People like Gulfport the way it is. They appreciate the changes that have been made,” said Henderson, the incumbent…

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Marco Rubio slams Donald Trump’s “say anything” attitude at campaign stop in Largo

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Marco Rubio is targeting Donald Trump in a round of media appearances in Florida this weekend. Rubio has closed the gap between himself and Trump some, but still trails the real estate mogul by seven points in the Sunshine State. Rubio’s target at his first Florida stop Saturday was a raucous protest that led to Trump canceling an event in Chicago. During a press availability before his rally at Beckwith Electric in Largo, Rubio said Trump’s rhetoric has led to…

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Here’s everything you need to know about voting in Pinellas County

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The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections released a 2016 Presidential Preference Primary fact sheet containing all necessary information for the March 15th election. There are nearly 50,000 voters who won’t be able to cast a ballot for a presidential candidate. That’s how many voters are registered with no party affiliation of another third party. Those individuals can still vote in municipal elections if they are registered in one of the 11 municipalities with candidates on the ballot this year. Those…

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GOP voter registration trumps Democrats in Florida

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More Pinellas County residents changed their party affiliation to Republican than they did to become Democrats during the first six weeks of the year. Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 16 more than 4,200 voters changed their party to the GOP while only 3,825 changed their affiliation to Democrat. Voters had until Feb. 16 to change parties for that change to apply in the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary. That date is important because Florida is a closed primary state, meaning Democrats can only vote…

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Early voting begins this weekend for Presidential Preference Primary and municipal elections

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Early voting for the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary begins this Saturday and runs through March 13 in Pinellas County. Voting takes place at three Supervisor of Elections offices in St. Petersburgrsburg, Largo and Clearwater. Voting is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Locations include the County building in St. Petersburg located across the street from City Hall at 501 First Ave. N.; in Clearwater at the…

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Donald Trump supporters invited to two upcoming events in Pinellas

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Donald Trump supporters in St. Pete have a couple of chances to show their “Make America Great Again” pride in the coming week. Supporters are hosting a South Carolina Primary watch party this weekend and a volunteer training and organizational meeting next week. The South Carolina Primary watch party will be Saturday from 8 p.m. until closing time at Quaker Steak & Lube at 10400 49th Street North in Clearwater just off of U.S. 19. Watch out for dueling political…

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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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