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Joe Henderson: Tom Lee’s tough, surprising choice

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I’m a little surprised by Tom Lee’s decision to run for re-election to the state Senate. Along with just about everyone else in the media and Florida politics, I’ve had lengthy chats with Lee about his future since a judge drew new district lines that essentially forced him to make a tough decision. Because his current Brandon home now lies in a different district than the one Lee represents, he had three choices: Challenge Senate Majority Leader Bill Galvano if…

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In Tampa, Alan Grayson attempts to woo local Democrats in his bid for Senate

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Nine days after Patrick Murphy spoke before hundreds of Hillsborough County Democrats at the party’s annual fundraising dinner, Alan Grayson got his shot on Monday night. Speaking to approximately 70 members of the party’s executive committee members at their monthly meeting at the Children’s Board in Ybor City, the Orlando congressman and top challenger to Murphy for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate spoke and took questions for approximately 45 minutes. “A lot of people think it’s a club, like the…

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William March reports what we’ve already reported

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William March is something of a hero among journalists in the Tampa Bay area. He’s been a staple of enterprise reporting for decades. When he was abruptly let go from his longstanding post at the Tampa Tribune, colleagues and competitors alike were astonished, angered and, of course, saddened. But alas, he has returned as a correspondent for the Tampa Bay Times. Now March is penning columns for the area’s biggest print newspaper following all the insider politics readers loved from…

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Charlie Crist moving his campaign HQs back to the ‘burg

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William March is reporting that Charlie Crist is moving his campaign headquarters from Tallahassee to the Tampa Bay area, he just announced over Twitter. There were no details, but it seems likely the location will be in Crist’s hometown, St. Petersburg. Asked when it might happen, Crist’s Hillsborough county co-chairman Greg Truax said he has no details either, but figures it will be “soon.” The move isn’t too surprising. First, Crist badly needs to hold onto his stronghold in the…

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Charlie Crist moving his campaign HQs back to the ‘burg

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William March is reporting that Charlie Crist is moving his campaign headquarters from Tallahassee to the Tampa Bay area, he just announced over Twitter. There were no details, but it seems likely the location will be in Crist’s hometown, St. Petersburg. Asked when it might happen, Crist’s Hillsborough county co-chairman Greg Truax said he has no details either, but figures it will be “soon.” The move isn’t too surprising. First, Crist badly needs to hold onto his stronghold in the…

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Politicians blaming ‘those meddling bloggers’ for their problems

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At first I thought Senator Evan Bayh was just a pussy. I mean, how else do you describe a guy who, despite having won five statewide races and having $13 million in the bank, decided he no longer wishes to serve in the US Senate partly because members no longer socialize with each other: When I was a boy, members of Congress from both parties, along with their families, would routinely visit our home for dinner or the holidays. This…

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Politicians blaming ‘those meddling bloggers’ for their problems

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At first I thought Senator Evan Bayh was just a pussy. I mean, how else do you describe a guy who, despite having won five statewide races and having $13 million in the bank, decided he no longer wishes to serve in the U.S. Senate partly because members no longer socialize with each other: When I was a boy, members of Congress from both parties, along with their families, would routinely visit our home for dinner or the holidays. This…

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