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Mitch Perry Report for 10.10.16 — Shock and Awe

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Happy Columbus Day, for those few of you who actually get to observe (i.e. take off) the federal holiday. And a simple request today? Can we just end this sad presidential election now and not wait the remaining 29 days? Well, hardly anyone has voted, so that won’t work. Nevertheless, that presidential debate Sunday night — specifically the first 30 minutes, were unbelievably sad and depressing. Exciting? Yeah, like waiting for a car crash to happen. Okay, where is this race…

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HD 60 Democrat David Singer says his campaign is about right vs. wrong, not left vs right

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David Singer says that when he began his run for the Hillsborough County based House District 60 race in April, his goal was not to get into an ideological discussion about left vs. right, but “right vs. wrong.” And now that the primary election season is over, he says he intends to use the next eight weeks to make the clear distinction on the issues between himself and Republican Jackie Toledo. Toledo narrowly defeated Rebecca Smith in the GOP primary last month, in part…

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Here’s a rundown of the final flurry of pre-primary fundraising activity in Tampa Bay races

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The Tampa Bay area’s Senate seats are mostly decided, but new campaign finance reports show a flurry of activity in SD 19, the only area Senate district with a primary battle. Democrat Augie Ribeiro has raised and spent the most money, including another $10,000 of his own money between Aug. 12 and Aug. 25, though he is running against three current and former lawmakers. Rep. Ed Narain crossed the $250,000 mark in total fundraising after reporting $4,500 in contributions for…

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AFL-CIO endorses Naze Sahebzamani in HD 59 race

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The Florida AFL-CIO is taking sides in the competitive Democratic primary in the House District 59 race, backing Naze Sahebzamani in her race against Rena Frazier. “I am proud and grateful for the support of the Florida AFL-CIO in my run for the Florida State House of Representative, District 59,” Sahebzamani said in a statement. “I promise to champion the working families of our state in the same manner unions champion American workers and give them the voice they have long been lacking in…

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Ross Spano leads all candidates in fundraising in HD 59 race

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Ross Spano, running for reelection in Hillsborough County’s House District 59 race, raised $20,250 in May, and has now raised more than $121,000 in his campaign coffers. Spano will face the winner of the Aug. 30 Democratic primary between Rene Frazier and Naze Sahebzamani. Frazier, who has received financial support from the Florida Democratic Party in her race, raised $11,798 in May, and has raised $94,389 to date. Sahebzamani raised $1,792 in May, and has raised $26,811 to date. Frazier has been invited to…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.9.16 – Sanders stuns in Midwest

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Although Bernie Sanders and his supporters have to be feeling great after the Vermont senator stunned everyone Tuesday night by defeating Hillary Clinton in Michigan, Clinton’s victory in the richer delegate state of Mississippi won her more delegates for the night, 86-69. Nevertheless, it’s certainly a stunning rebuke to the pollsters and pundits, some predicting Clinton could win by nearly 30 percentage points. On the Bloomberg Channel’s “With All Due Respect” Tuesday night, the dean of conventional wisdom, Mark Halperin, said…

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HD 59 aspirant Rene Frazier says she can bring people together if elected to serve in Tallahassee

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HD 59 Democratic candidate Rene Frazier says she’s running to become a member of the Florida Legislature because she’s tired of Tallahassee failing to address important issues. At the top of her list is the refusal to expand Medicaid. “We’ve had 800,00 Floridians without health care – 40,000 of them who are vets,” she says. “Several sessions ago, the Legislature refused to expand Medicaid, walked off without passing a budget that cost the taxpayers $1.5 million, and I think people…

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