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Service employees’ union endorses Charlie Justice, Carol Cook

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The Florida branch of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has endorsed candidates in Pinellas County elections. At the county level, Pinellas Commissioner Charlie Justice and School Board member Carol Cook, both running for re-election, received the union’s support. At the local level, Dunedin Mayor Julie Bujalski, who is seeking re-election, also received the union’s endorsement. The union also supports renewing the one-half mill ad valorem tax for school district operating expenses. And, at the state level, the SEIU has endorsed…

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Ben Diamond boasts of campaign endorsements in his HD 68 race

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There hasn’t been much attention paid to the House District 68 race in Pinellas County after the intense Democratic primary battle between Ben Diamond and Eric Lynn.  Diamond won rather decisively in that race, and he is now the favorite against Republican JB Benshimen in November. The Diamond campaign announced Tuesday the St. Petersburg attorney has received the backing of several progressive groups, such as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) of Florida, West central Florida Labor Council (AFL-CIO), Planned Parenthood…

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