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Ex-David Jolly staffer Preston Rudie now consulting for Jack Latvala

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Preston Rudie, who served as the communications director for former U.S. Representative David Jolly, is now doing media consulting work for another Pinellas County Republican, state Senator Jack Latvala. The Clearwater lawmaker is the most high-profile client for Rudie since he’s gone into the consulting business. He says that with the Catalyst Communications Group, he’ll be working with both private companies and elected officials. Rudie was an award-winning television reporter with more than 20 Emmy’s and 6 Edward R. Murrow awards to his…

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David Jolly staff coordinates effort to return injured Tampa woman back from Cuba

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Community. That’s the reason, says Mike Honeycut, the CEO and co-founder of the Hernando County based air ambulance company JET I.C.U., that his company is eating the estimated $15,000-$20,000 in costs to fly injured USF student Barbara Jimenez from Cuba back to Tampa, where she will then begin receiving care at Tampa General Hospital. “I feel that when you have the opportunity to give back, I think you should,” he said at a press conference held at the Marshall Center on…

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Panel on Gulf oil spill to meet tonight in St. Petersburg

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From Mitch Perry: Tonight in St. Petersburg there will be a major discussion on the Deepwater Horizon gulf spill at The Palladium Theatre from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., sponsored in part by Repower America and Clean Energy Works. The event will be broken into three one hour discussions.  From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. the discussion is entitled “About the Spill,” and will feature Bill Hogarth, the Dean of the USF College of Marine Sciences, D.T. Minich from Visit…

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Ford Amphitheater changing name to, no shit, The 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater

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Preston Rudie just tweeted: No joke, the Ford Amp to be renamed the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amp.

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RNC Chairman Michael Steele says it’ll be ‘the people’s convention’ in Tampa

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From Preston Rudie: Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele visited Tampa Thursday for the first time since the city was selected to host the 2012 Republican National Convention. He said the 2012 event will be billed as “the people’s convention” and will feature a convention village while relying heavily on local businesses. “We have a commitment to use and elevate and to support local grown, home grown talent,” Steele said. Steele also told a group of reporters and others who worked to…

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RNC Chairman Michael Steele says it’ll be ‘the people’s convention’ in Tampa

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From Preston Rudie: Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele visited Tampa Thursday for the first time since the city was selected to host the 2012 Republican National Convention. He said the 2012 event will be billed as “the people’s convention” and will feature a convention village while relying heavily on local businesses. “We have a commitment to use and elevate and to support local grown, home grown talent,” Steele said. Steele also told a group of reporters and others who worked to…

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