Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Sam Gibbons

To honor John Kennedy’s centennial, Tampa Theatre to screen “JFK in Tampa” Wednesday

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Next Monday, May 29, John F. Kennedy, the nation’s 35th President, would have turned 100 years old. To commemorate that anniversary, the Tampa Theatre will screen Wednesday night (one night only), “JFK in Tampa,” Lynn Marvin Dingfelder‘s Emmy Award winning 2013 documentary on Kennedy’s visit to Tampa Nov. 18, 1963, four days before his assassination in Dallas. Dingfelder obtained footage of Kennedy’s appearance in Tampa from a visit to the Kennedy Library in Boston. That footage (later transferred digitally) was something no one else in Tampa…

Keep Reading

Eddie Adams Jr. and Christine Quinn battle it out in GOP CD 14 contest

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Although Florida’s 14th Congressional District isn’t nearly as solidly a Democratic seat as it was a year ago, nobody expects incumbent Kathy Castor to have any trouble holding on to the seat this November. Redistricting ordered by the Florida Supreme Court last year led the Florida Legislature to draw up the seat that now makes it a Democratic + 6 seat, considered “solid” Democrat, according to the Cook Congressional Report.  Local political analyst Barry Edwards says the seat is “still overwhelming and not competitive for…

Keep Reading

Vern Buchanan named to House Budget Committee

in Top Headlines by

As rumors of a possible Senate run simmer in the background, Sarasota U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan takes a step up the U.S. House ladder, assuming a seat on the Budget Committee on Wednesday. “As a businessman for over 30 years, I know what it means to balance a budget and meet a payroll,” said Buchanan in an announcement. “I look forward to joining Chairman [Georgia Rep. Tom] Price and the other committee members as we work to grow the economy, create jobs,…

Keep Reading

Go to Top