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Aaron Darr is dropping out of Largo City Commission race

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Aaron Darr is dropping out of the Largo City Commission District 3 contest. The 24-year-old first-time candidate entered the contest because he said he was determined to stop incumbent Curtis Holmes from being re-elected. Holmes is running for re-election in the race against Darr and Robert Avery. Now a fourth candidate, Neil McMullen, is about to enter the contest. That’s the reason Darr says he’s dropping out. Darr says he heard rumors last week that McMullen was about to enter the contest,…

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Largo City Commission incumbent decides to seek re-election amid Robert Avery extortion scandal

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Adding to the drama that plagued a Largo City Commission race this week is a new twist. Incumbent Commissioner Curtis Holmes now says he’s planning to run for re-election. Up until his announcement Wednesday, two candidates were vying for the seat he had planned to vacate and one of them was charged with extortion. Robert Avery was charged Monday with felony extortion after a threatening email sent to his opponent, 24-year old activist Aaron Darr, was traced back to Avery’s…

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Largo City Commission candidate denies sending threatening email to political opponent

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Largo City Commission District 3 candidate Robert Avery, who was arrested on Monday on a felony charge of extortion, is denying that he sent the threatening email to political opponent Aaron Darr in August, an email which led to his arrest. “I’ve never sent him an email. If I would, I’ll admit it,” Avery said Monday night, according to a report from Bay News 9. “Why do I need to threaten anybody to get anybody out of my way? Let the…

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Largo City Commission candidate charged with felony extortion

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A Largo City Commission candidate is in hot water after a threatening email sent to his opponent was traced back to him. Robert Avery allegedly sent an email to Aaron Darr threatening to release digitally acquired negative information about Darr unless he drops out of the race. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Avery is being charged with felony extortion. Largo police were able to trace the anonymous email’s IP address to Avery. The two candidates are running for Seat…

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