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Past winners of the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. Image via AP.

Mitch PerryJanuary 11, 2018
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In past election cycles, the Hillsborough County Democratic Party struggled to field legitimate candidates to challenge Republicans in local and statewide elections. This year, that’s not the case, with the county’s District 5 race a shining example. No fewer than five Democrats have filed to run in the (theoretically) open countywide seat, where the biggest […]

Mitch PerryOctober 31, 2017
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After a nine-year interregnum, El Al Israel Airlines will resume nonstop flights from Miami to Tel Aviv, Israel, this weekend. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine expects to be on that inaugural flight as it travels back to Israel. In May, Miami International Airport and El Al officials made it official. Starting in November, the Miami Herald reported, the Israeli-based […]

Larry GriffinJanuary 25, 2017
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Florida Senate Democratic leader Oscar Braynon penned a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Wednesday, urging him to begin an investigation into possible voter fraud alleged by President Donald Trump. Trump has been alleging ever since his win that his challenger Hillary Clinton‘s popular vote surge was due to millions of illegal votes […]

Larry GriffinOctober 25, 2016
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A new push by SEIU Florida aims to get African-American and Hispanic voters out to the polls through a $510,000 investment on radio and digital ads. The campaign is a coordinated effort through PICO National Network, Faith in Florida, FLIC Votes, Organize Now, and New Florida Majority. Ads geared towards African-American voters revolve around the Souls to the […]

Ryan RayJune 13, 2016
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3min90
Loranne Ausley brought in another formidable fundraising haul as she campaigned for her old legislative seat in House District 9 during the month of May. According to new campaign finance reports, the attorney and former lawmaker took in nearly $35,000 last month, $24,925 through her campaign account and $10,000 through an affiliated political committee called Florida 2020. […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 12, 2016
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Both Jacksonville U.S. Representatives addressed the massacre of 50 people in the Orlando nightclub Pulse on Sunday afternoon, though they messaged differently. Rep. Corrine Brown, running for re-election in a radically reconfigured 5th Congressional District of Florida, was very explicit Sunday afternoon in condemning the massacre of 50 people in the Orlando nightclub Pulse as an attack […]


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