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Eric Lynn says he’s in the CD13 race to stay

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Charlie Crist. Darden Rice. Ken Welch. Dwight Dudley. There are some prominent Democrats whose names have been floated in the media as possibilities to run in the CD 13 race next year, now that the district is likely to be much more advantageous for the party after the Florida Legislature redraws the district in advance of next year’s election. The Florida Supreme Court declared last week that a total of eight congressional districts need to be redrawn, after they declared…

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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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Charlie Justice’s garish new mailpiece

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If you thought Mitch Kates’ direct mail for Scott Wagman was some of the worst-designed birdcage liner you have ever read, wait until you see the pulp he’s pumping out for Charlie Justice, who certainly deserves better.  Take a look at the latest direct mail-piece sent out by Charlie Justice’s campaign and tell me you don’t feel sorry for the guy.  He’s about as nice a guy as there is in politics, but his campaign has been mishandled from the start (I…

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Charlie Justice’s garish new mailpiece

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If you thought Mitch Kates’ direct mail for Scott Wagman was some of the worst-designed birdcage liner you have ever read, wait until you see the pulp he’s pumping out for Charlie Justice, who certainly deserves better.  Take a look at the latest direct mail-piece sent out by Charlie Justice’s campaign and tell me you don’t feel sorry for the guy.  He’s about as nice a guy as there is in politics, but his campaign has been mishandled from the start (I…

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Senate not-so-hopeful Nina Hayden blocks me from following her on Twitter

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Senate candidate Nina Hayden has made the second biggest mistake of her campaign (other than the mistake of giving up a safe seat on the School Board to run against Jack Latvala): she has blocked me from following her on Twitter.  The last candidate to make this same kind of mistake was Scott Wagman — and we know how that worked out for Wagman. I understand why Hayden doesn’t want to read my blog.  Because I write what EVERYONE else…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I was ghastly ill over the weekend (why do I always get sick in May?), so today’s edition is a blend of commentary from Sunday and Monday’s editions of the St. Petersburg Times. As always, the best read on Monday comes via Tom Jones and his “Shooting from the lip” column.  A full page of insight into the world of sports that you didn’t already know from watching ESPN. Worst read is, as usual, Ernest Hooper’s banal column. Speaking of…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I was ghastly ill over the weekend (why do I always get sick in May?), so today’s edition is a blend of commentary from Sunday and Monday’s editions of the St. Petersburg Times. As always, the best read on Monday comes via Tom Jones and his “Shooting from the lip” column.  A full page of insight into the world of sports that you didn’t already know from watching ESPN. Worst read is, as usual, Ernest Hooper’s banal column. Speaking of…

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