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In SD 18 race, Dana Young faces the toughest challenge of her political career

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After it was revealed last month that Mosaic had withheld information for weeks about the massive sinkhole at their New Wales facility in Polk County which spilled 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the Florida aquifer, the Conservation Florida Voters attacked Dana Young for receiving campaign contributions from the phosphate corporation — and the fact that it’s vice president of public affairs co-hosted a fundraiser for her last year. “Rep. Dana Young’s environmental record is as dirty as her campaign contributions,” said Jonathan Webber, deputy…

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Dana Young gets the backing of Tampa and Hillsborough firefighters unions in her SD 18 race

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Tampa Republican Dana Young is the choice of both the Hillsborough County Firefighters, Local 2294 and Tampa Firefighters, Local 754, her campaign announced today. “Hillsborough County Firefighters proudly endorse Dana Young in her bid for the Florida Senate, District 18,” said Derrik Ryan, president, and Ken Forward, vice president of Hillsborough County Firefighters, Local 2294, in their endorsement letter. “Mrs. Young is a proven leader and has held several leadership positions after demonstrating her ability of bringing people together in…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.28.16 – SCOTUS ruling on McDonnell case must delight compromised politicos across the land

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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday unanimously overturned former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s conviction on corruption charges. In case you’ve forgotten, McDonnell and his wife Maureen accepted more than $175,000 in nice gifts, such as $6,000 Rolex watches and $20,000 in designer clothing from a dude named Jonnie Williams, who was swarming around the couple in hopes that the governor would help some of his businesses, most prominently diet supplements. But apparently there was never a smoking gun. “There is no…

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Tampa attorney and political activist Stacy Frank dies at 61

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Stacy Frank, a Tampa-based attorney and small business owner and the daughter of Hillsborough Clerk of the Courts Pat Frank, died on Saturday, June 25, at the age of 61 from lung cancer. Frank was very involved in Hillsborough County politics, including assisting in her mother’s campaigns for Clerk of the Courts. “Stacy was a fighter, a believer and an inspiration to many. I always looked up to her as a strong woman and a successful businesswoman,” wrote Ashley Walker, the Fort Lauderdale political strategist who…

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Hillary Clinton campaign about to ramp up in Florida

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Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign will be kicking off a major grassroots organizing effort starting next week, sending staffers to all 50 states in the country to begin building up a network of volunteers to start getting selling the message on a Clinton candidacy. It’s being called the “Ramp up Grassroots Organizing Program,” and will be led in Florida by Sandy Ducane, a Fort Lauderdale native and University of Florida alum. Ducane served as the Regional GOTV director in 2014 for the Iowa…

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Janet Cruz cruises in H-58

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Democrat Janet Cruz won an easy victory in a special election for the District 58 state House seat today. Cruz replaces Michael Scionti, who resigned from his post in December to take a job with the U.S. Department of Defense. Among those at Cruz’s victory party: State Rep. Ron Saunders from Key West, the incoming House minority leader. Saunders said the party has high hopes for flipping some Hillsborough House seats to Democrats in the November elections. One of the…

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