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HD 66 candidates Larry Ahern and Lorena Grizzle battle it out at Suncoast Tiger Bay

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Although the state and local Democratic parties aren’t putting too much effort into it, Largo schoolteacher Loretta Grizzle does truly believe she has a shot at knocking off Seminole Republican incumbent Larry Ahern in the Florida House District 66 race this November. The district encompasses parts of Largo, Clearwater, Seminole, and the north Gulf Beaches and her campaign says they are reaching out to Republican and independent voters to get on her side in November. The two are reprising their 2014 battle, in which…

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Regionalism is bar to transportation accessibility, Forward Pinellas director says

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Contrary to popular belief, Pinellas is not a “built out” county but one that has plenty of room for growth, according to one local transportation expert. “We have a lot of capacity for redevelopment,” Whit Blanton told the audience at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club on Friday. Blanton is executive director of Forward Pinellas, the new name for the organization formed by the merger of the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Pinellas Planning Council. Pinellas has the potential to add…

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Steve Vancore addressing Suncoast Tiger Bay today

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One of Florida’s brightest political minds is headed into The Tiger’s Den. Steve Vancore is scheduled to speak to the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club about how state election laws prohibit great numbers from participating in the political process – and how it may get even worse – on April 15. The Tallahassee pollster and political analyst will give an address entitled “Voters Keep Out” before taking questions from members at the Tampa Bay political club’s monthly luncheon. Vancore will bring his wealth…

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Darryl Rouson to address Suncoast Tiger Bay Club

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Though the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club has been hit or miss over the years – its members’ hot takes coming up more like “medium,” “mild,” or “scripted” at times – there are few Pinellas pols more guaranteed to stir up heated debate than Republican-turned-Democrat Rep. Darryl Rouson of St. Pete. The fourth-term lawmaker is sure to get peppered with questions about his possible state Senate ambitions, unorthodox views (for a Democrat) on medical marijuana, and his role in that rumored anti-Minority…

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Angela Rouson drops in on PoHo

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From Wayne Garcia, Political Whore: Angela Rouson stepped into the Creative Loafing recording studio this week to discuss her campaign for St. Petersburg City Council in District 5, against fellow newcomers Steve Kornell and retired police officer Joe Smith. Yes, she’s the wife of powerhouse (and controversial) African American politician Darryl Rouson; but she came off as her own person — bright, articulate, well-informed and passionate — in her recent Suncoast Tiger Bay Club event, and she likewise was engaging…

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Tiger Bay puts paw in mouth with announcement for Steve Kornell/Angela Rouson debate

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Last month, I wrote that Tiger Bay’s announcement for Chuck Harmon’s appearance was just a little too over the top, even by the organization’s snarky standards. Now, it looks like Tiger Bay has put its paw in its mouth again with its announcement for the program for the candidates for St. Petersburg City Council. Originally, the announcement read: Fat Cats, Dark Horses and Underdogs – The two races for St. Petersburg City Council District 5 and 6 seats each share…

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