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Mitch PerrySeptember 26, 2016

Joseph “JB” Bensmihen is used to having people underestimate him, so he says it’s not surprising if people want to go by metrics such as fundraising to surmise his fate in his House District 68 encounter with Democrat Ben Diamond.  With six weeks to go before the election in Pinellas County, the 47-year-old Benshimen, a home health […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 26, 2016

Tampa Republican Dana Young is the choice of both the Hillsborough County Firefighters, Local 2294 and Tampa Firefighters, Local 754, her campaign announced today. “Hillsborough County Firefighters proudly endorse Dana Young in her bid for the Florida Senate, District 18,” said Derrik Ryan, president, and Ken Forward, vice president of Hillsborough County Firefighters, Local 2294, in their endorsement […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 26, 2016

With this being a presidential election year, when Democrats historically show up in greater numbers at the polls, the Florida Democratic Party is targeting several key legislative races in Hillsborough County which they hope to flip from red to blue. One of them is the House District 59 seat in Eastern Hillsborough County currently held by Dover Republican Ross […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 24, 2016

A day after St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman called on Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark to open a polling place for early voting in south St. Petersburg, Charlie Crist echoed that call on Saturday. “As Florida’s Governor, I signed an executive order to expand early voting hours, to ensure as many people can participate in the electoral process as possible,” […]

Phil AmmannSeptember 23, 2016

Clearwater’s Chamber of Commerce announced endorsements in several local races, and a virtual tie between two equally qualified candidates for a Pinellas County Commission seat. In a statement Friday, CLEARPAC, the committee for the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Chamber’s board of directors, made recommendations based on “the importance of Election Day to […]


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