Author: Mitch Perry

Mitch PerryMarch 7, 2018
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Between his campaign account and political committee, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis raised more than $304,000 in February for his campaign to continue as Florida Chief Financial Officer. The Panama City Republican raised $232,393 through his campaign account last month, and an additional $72,500 in his political committee, Treasure Florida. Overall, he’s raised more than $2.46 […]

Mitch PerryMarch 7, 2018
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Akile Anai learned Monday she would be going to court March 27 on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence. Better known as Eritha “Akile” Cainion, Anai had recently run under the Uhuru banner for St. Petersburg City Council District 6 last summer. On December 20, 2017, the 21-year-old former candidate was arrested in front of her house […]

Mitch PerryMarch 7, 2018
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NARAL Pro-Choice America announced Wednesday they are endorsing Florida Democrats Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Lauren Baer for Congress. Mucarsel-Powell is considered the leading Democrat facing Republican Carlos Curbelo in ultra-competitive South Florida’s 26th Congressional District. Baer is running against Republican Brian Mast in Florida’s 18th Congressional District, which runs along the Treasure Coast. Both incumbents are anti-abortion. “Debbie Mucarsel-Powell […]

Mitch PerryMarch 7, 2018
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Rep. Jamie Grant’s Republican challenger in the House District 64 primary has filed a lawsuit demanding Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner remove Grant as a candidate, saying he has violated the state’s term limits. “I believe that Rep. Grant, who was first elected to the Florida House in November 2010, is ineligible to run for reelection in the […]

Mitch PerryMarch 7, 2018
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NextGen America intends to spend as much as $3.5 million to register, engage and turn out young voters across the state of Florida. With an emphasis on the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, the environmental advocacy nonprofit and political action committee created by San Francisco philanthropist Tom Steyer announced Wednesday it will also focus on key congressional districts […]

Mitch PerryMarch 7, 2018
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Commissioner Les Miller‘s proposal to have Hillsborough County ban assault weapons died Wednesday after failing to pick up a second vote from the County Commission. The five-member board did come out to support a measure extending the waiting period to buy a firearm in the county from three days to five, as well as voting to advance new […]

Mitch PerryMarch 7, 2018
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As an instructor at Tampa’s Armwood High School since 2015, Sharon Carter believes she is indeed qualified to assess the idea of arming schoolteachers. And Carter, the newest candidate for House District 61, thinks it’s a lousy idea. “No. Not at all,” Carter said succinctly, adding that she also thinks that while assault military style weapons are […]

Mitch PerryMarch 6, 2018
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St. Petersburg College was one of 11 recipients of nearly $22 million in Florida Job Growth Grant Funds awarded Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott. SPC received more than $1.5 million for a new mechatronics training program, partnering with several regional businesses to meet demands for workers having automation and troubleshooting skills. “This initiative is a prime example […]

Mitch PerryMarch 6, 2018
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Ed Turanchik is making an early statement in his quest to succeed Bob Buckhorn as Tampa mayor in 2019. The attorney/developer/transit activist announced Tuesday he already raised more than $100,000 since declaring his candidacy February 2. “I’m so humbled by the strong show of support from our city just one month into our campaign,” said Turanchik. […]


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