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Guido Maniscalco & Jackie Toledo fight for momentum in Tampa City Council race

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Guido Maniscalco was on the campaign trail Sunday morning — just not that early. The change in Daylight Saving Time meant that the 30-year-old Democrat made sure he didn’t alienate potential voters by knocking on doors before noon. He was out and about, though, with more volunteers than ever to help him. He’s been given a second life but has a little more than two weeks to close his 17-percentage point gap behind Jackie Toledo. His 38-year-old opponent came in first…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.4.15 — Hillsborough School Board defies the critics (again) & goes with Eakins

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Yesterday was quite a day news wise. But before we talk City Council races, how about that Hillsborough County School District Board? They did it again yesterday — going against the sentiments  of the editorial writers and newspaper columnists who demanded they take on a national search to succeed MaryEllen Elia as the district’s superintendent. Instead, on a 4-3 vote, the board opted to hire interim superintendent Jeff Eakins, if he can come to terms on a contract by June 9. Two…

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