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Pinellas schoolteachers should be allowed to carry concealed weapons, School Board candidate says

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Pinellas schools are not safe and teachers should have the means to defend themselves and students should the need arise, Mike Petruccelli said Wednesday. Petruccelli is an Indian Shores council member who’s making a run for the District 5 seat on the Pinellas County School Board. He made his remarks Wednesday in response to an audience question during a school board candidates’ forum at a luncheon meeting of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. Eight of the nine candidates running for…

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Kevin Burns ends bid for U.S. Senate to run for State Senate seat Dan Gelber is vacating

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Less than a week after filing papers to run, former North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns will announce at  Wednesday’s Democracy for America meeting in Coral Gables that he is ending his campaign for the U.S. Senate and will instead run for the state Senate seat that Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, is vacating to run for attorney general. With real estate billionaire Jeff Greene announcing on Friday that he would enter the Democratic primary for the Senate, Burns and his team…

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With veto of ‘leadership funds’ bill — and a veto of SB 6 — a path emerges for Charlie Crist’s independent bid

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Charlie Crist can not win the Republican Primary, that much is now clear.  The right wing of Florida’s GOP absolutely despises Charlie Crist. But Charlie Crist is a loyal Republican.  Forget about him having been a Republican his entire life.  Forget about his mentor being Republican Connie Mack.  Forget all of the “less taxes, more freedom” slogans.  The bottom line is Charlie Crist’s parents are stalwart Republicans.  Mrs. Crist is the embodiement of the classic Republican woman…a modern day Pat Nixon. …

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With veto of ‘leadership funds’ bill — and a veto of SB 6 — a path emerges for Charlie Crist’s independent bid

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Charlie Crist can not win the Republican Primary, that much is now clear.  The right wing of Florida’s GOP absolutely despises Charlie Crist. But Charlie Crist is a loyal Republican.  Forget about him having been a Republican his entire life.  Forget about his mentor being Republican Connie Mack.  Forget all of the “less taxes, more freedom” slogans.  The bottom line is Charlie Crist’s parents are stalwart Republicans.  Mrs. Crist is the embodiement of the classic Republican woman…a modern day Pat Nixon. …

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