It’s not the party, it’s the after-party: Here’s where Tampa Bay candidates will celebrate Election Night
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Win or lose, the road is worth celebrating.

They’ve knocked on doors, made thousands of calls to voters, sent mailers, ran digital ads, fundraised and stumped. Now it’s time for candidates to see whether their hard work will pay off.

As the last of this Midterm Election’s voters hit the polls, candidates throughout the Tampa Bay area will be winding down with celebrations — either of their victory or their hard-fought battles. Win or lose, supporters will be on hand to thank them.

Here’s where candidates for offices representing parts of the Tampa Bay area will be partying it up Election Night:

— Governor —

Charlie Crist: Crist will gather supporters at the Hilton Carillon Hotel in St. Petersburg, located at 950 Lake Carillon Dr. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

— Attorney General —

Ashley Moody: Moody will join Gov. DeSantis at the Tampa Convention Center.

— U.S. Representative —

CD 13

Eric Lynn: Lynn and team will celebrate at Ballparks & Rec at Tropicana Field, located at 1 Tropicana Dr. in St. Petersburg. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is by RSVP only.

CD 15

Laurel Lee: Lee will celebrate at the Tampa Palm Golf & Country Club, located at 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. in Tampa. Doors open at 7 p.m.

— Florida Senate —

District 14

Janet Cruz: Cruz will be at Bella Brava Midtown, located at 1015 Gramercy Ln. in Tampa.

District 18

Eunic Ortiz: Ortiz will await election results at a watch party at Dissent Craft Brewing located at 5518 Haines Rd. in St. Petersburg. The campaign is serving small bites and drinks. Doors open at 7 p.m.

— Florida House — 

District 60

Lindsay Cross: Cross will await election results and celebrate with campaign staff and supporters at Hops 2.0, located at 225 Second Ave. North in St. Petersburg. The event begins at 7 p.m.

District 69

Andrew Learned: Learned will gather with supporters at The Patio at Winthrop Liquors, located at 11127 Winthrop Market St. in Riverview. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Danny Alvarez: Alvarez will join supporters at JF Kicks Restaurant and Patio Bar, located at 3345 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. Doors open at 7 p.m.

— Pinellas County —

School Board District 3

Keesha Benson: Benson will celebrate results at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe in St. Petersburg located at 2927 Central Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m.


Suncoast Tiger Bay Club: Election watchers in Pinellas County can watch results roll in with others at Green Bench Brewery, located at 1133 Baum Ave. N. in St. Pete’s Edge District. The event begins at 7 p.m.

Republican Party of Sarasota: The Sarasota GOP is hosting a “red tsunami” election night party at Robarts Arena at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds, located at 3000 Ringling Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be live music and a cash bar.

Peter Schorsch

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises Media and is the publisher of, INFLUENCE Magazine, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Previous to his publishing efforts, Peter was a political consultant to dozens of congressional and state campaigns, as well as several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella. Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterSchorschFL.

One comment

  • Bernard Fensterwald

    November 8, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    Peter, you forgot me. 😱 I will be at the NPCDC Watch Party at 917 Louden St. in Dunedin. The place to be. 🤣

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