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Mitch Perry Report for 6.10.16 – Bob Poe’s courage

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Former Florida Democratic Party state chairman Bob Poe revealed Thursday that he’s HIV-positive. The 61-year-old Democrat says in a video that he’s healthy because he got tested and diagnosed early, but he wanted to share his condition publicly to “remove the fear, the stigma and the shame that goes with this.” “It’s those things that keep people from getting the diagnosis and the treatment that they need to live perfectly healthy lives like I have,” he says. “I have a motto in my life:…

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Tom Dyer, publisher of Watermark, voice of LGBT community, takes Alex Sink to task for lackluster campaign

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From Tom Dyer, publisher of Watermark: Six months from now, we elect a new governor. The race between Republican Bill McCollum and Democrat Alex Sink started as a toss-up. Recent polling indicates that McCollum, a charmless perennial candidate who has lost more elections than he has won, has opened up a 10-point lead. Sink just fired her campaign manager, but there was further evidence of her strategic missteps at an April 5 fundraising event at Hamburger Mary’s in downtown Orlando.…

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