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Tampa Council members opine on Curtis Hixon Park bar/restaurant concept

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News of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn‘s choice of Four Green Fields for a new restaurant/bar in Curtis Hixon Park caused some consternation on social media Wednesday. But what do City Council members think? Although the Council is now on a two-week summer hiatus, FloridaPolitics.com caught up with two members having opposing opinions about the administration’s choice of Irish pub Four Green Fields for a “raw bar” concept that includes indoor and outdoor seating in a pavilion space along Twiggs Street.…

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David Singer’s big mistake would be worth blogging about — if Jackie Toledo weren’t so press averse

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It’s not clear who made the bigger mistake in the race for House District 60. Is it Democrat David Singer, who falsely claimed the endorsement of the Florida Chamber of Commerce? Or is it the Tampa Bay Times’ Richard Danielson for reporting about the endorsement without verifying it with the Chamber? “We have not and will not be taking a position on House District 60,” Chamber spokeswoman Edie Ousley told Danielson. “We will be remaining neutral in that race.” (When I read in the Times…

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A defense of my friend, political consultant Anthony Pedicini

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Anthony Pedicini is taking it on the chin right now. The Tampa-based political consultant is being dragged through the mud he otherwise expertly throws because he — let’s be honest here — is doing what almost every other successful political consultant in the state does. As Chris O’Donnell of the Tampa Tribune details, mailers touting Tampa City Council candidate Jackie Toledo were produced by the same Sarasota print shop owner who printed Toledo’s mailers and are on message with her…

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