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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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Linda Saul-Sena could be temporarily kicked off ballot but will still be able to run in November

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From Mitch Perry: It’s not been a great 24 hours for John Dingfelder and Linda Saul-Sena, two Tampa Democrats who intended to catapult from the Tampa City Council to Hillsborough County Commission later this year. The two intended to serve out as much of their terms as possible before resigning prior to the November 2 election, but instead both had to leave the council overnight, when they realized that they had missed the deadline to submit a letter to the Hillsborough Supervisor…

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How can Mitch Kates not be blamed for another paperwork screw-up by one of his candidates

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***Updated***”Everyone knows in this state we have a resign-to-run law,” said Scott Paine, a political science professor at the University of Tampa. “They really should have caught this.” ***Updated***Linda Saul-Sena’s resignation letter here. Forced to resign her city council seat in haste this morning after failing to submit on time her resign-to-run paperwork, Hillsborough County Commission candidate Linda Saul-Sena find her entire campaign in jeopardy because of sloppy paperwork. Failing to dot the i’s correctly may end up costing Saul-Sena…

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