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Senate candidate Paul Phillips comments on veto of HB 1143

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Normally I wouldn’t publish such a long press release, but Paul Phillip’s response to the veto of HB 1143 is so articulate and such a good read, I am compelled to share it with my readers: I take issue with the many candidates and politicians glomming on to Charlie Crist’s veto of House Bill 1143 (HB 1143) and focusing only on the Ultrasound issue. Their arguments are often weak, unfounded, and illogical, wreaking of emotionalism and conjecture. It is apparent…

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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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Senate candidate Nina Hayden DID NOT qualify for the ballot via petition

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With not enough money in her campaign account to cover the check she will have to write to the state in order to run for the state Senate, long-shot Democratic candidate Nina Hayden once told me via Twitter that she wasn’t spending a lot of time fundraising because she was focused on gathering the requisite number of signatures to qualify for the ballot via petition. Looks like Hayden wasn’t focused enough. According to the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections, Hayden came…

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Images from Election 2009

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Those running for elected office in St. Petersburg were subjected to attending a gauntlet of sparsely-attended candidate forums, such as this one in Midtown. Not counting the candidates and their entourages, fewer than two dozen residents bothered to attend the meeting — about the same number of people who attended most of these events. In the run-up to the 2009 Municipal Elections, the City Council’s decision to vacate the sidewalk outside of BayWalk became a national story after a fight broke…

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Marco Rubio challenges Charlie Crist to a series of debates

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Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) has invited fellow Senate candidate Gov. Charlie Crist (R) to a series of debates over the next 14 months. In a letter sent to Crist this morning, Rubio admits that he’ll likely face a steep fundraising disadvantage and “have to work twice as hard as you to remain competitive.” Rubio wants at least 10 debates, with one in each of Florida’s media markets. The televised debates will help Rubio pick up some free…

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