Category: Tampa Bay

Mitch PerryJuly 22, 2016

East Tampa activist Michelle Patty is upset about a campaign mailer she says infers she’s supporting a candidate that she’s not in the House District 61 race. On the backside of a just-issued mailer paid for by the Florida Retail Federation PAC, Patty is seen standing next to East Tampa businesswoman and activist Dianne Hart, who is running […]

Mitch PerryJuly 21, 2016

There have been a number of problems documented in recent years at University Village on North 22nd Street in Tampa, which has been operating as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) since 1987. The home is accused of filing false information, failing to pay more than $4 million in refunds to residents, taking on new residents while being […]

Mitch PerryJuly 20, 2016

The primary race in House District 68 between fellow St. Petersburg Democrats Eric Lynn and Ben Diamond is becoming so competitive that when one candidate announces an endorsement, the other also seems to follow suit a few hours later. The Lynn camp announced Wednesday they have received the backing of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) PAC. That comes just a few hours after […]

Peter SchorschJuly 20, 2016

Another day, another endorsement for Democrat Ben Diamond. The Florida Professional Firefighters announced Wednesday their endorsement of Diamond in the competitive race for House District 68. “The Florida Professional Firefighters are proud to endorse Ben Diamond,” said Winthrop “Will” Newton, 2nd District vice president. “Ben cares about his community and will do an excellent job representing his district […]

Mitch PerryJune 20, 2016

The U.S. Senate voted on four different gun-control proposals last night — two offered by Republicans, two by Democrats. They all failed. First up was California Democrat Dianne Feinstein‘s bit, which would give the Department of Justice the power to stop anyone on the terror watch list from buying a gun. That garnered just 47 votes. Then […]


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