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Scenes from Primary Day: Last-minute campaigning, voting with Ben Diamond, Eric Lynn

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Today’s the day. As voters head to the polls on the final day of voting in Florida’s primary, Democratic candidates Eric Lynn and Ben Diamond were seen performing some last-minute sign waving and campaigning in downtown St. Petersburg. Lynn and Diamond are facing off in Pinellas County’s House District 68. Augie Ribeiro was also spotted voting Tuesday morning; the civil justice attorney is battling Ed Narain, Darryl Rouson and Betty Reed for Senate District 19, which covers the southern parts of Hillsborough, Pinellas and northern Manatee counties.

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For 2nd straight year, Juan Pablo Montoya rules St. Petersburg

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The view is kind of a blur. The sunshine is kind of hot. The beach life is just a rumor. But make no mistake. Juan Pablo Montoya likes it here. Montoya won his second straight Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Sunday afternoon, beating teammate Simon Pagenaud by 2.3 seconds. Montoya, who also won the Indy 500 last year, led Penske to its eighth win in 12 tries. That team win came despite pole-winner Will Power missing the race with a…

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