Tag: Aakash Patel
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Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 9, 2018
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Todd Marks is leading the campaign finance charge in the Hillsborough County District 7 race by more than double, according to the most recent campaign finance reports available. Marks has raised $244,000 as of the end of September. His closest competitor, Democrat Kimberly Overman, raised $112,000. A Green Party candidate, Kim “Klarc” O’Connor, has just […]

Drew WilsonJuly 30, 2018
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Tampa businessman Aakash Patel, a Republican running for Hillsborough County Commission, is out with a new ad responding to recent attacks that he’s been too chummy with Democrats in the past. The 30-second spot, titled “Typical Politician,” comes four days after Todd Marks’ TV ad attempting to paint Patel as “betraying conservative values” due to […]

Drew WilsonJuly 26, 2018
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Hillsborough Commission candidate Todd Marks has already attacked Republican opponent Aakash Patel for past donations to Democrats, but now he’s doing it over the airwaves. Marks, a Tampa attorney, is out with a new ad that intersperses clips of Patel’s first ad with his Jan. 28 interview on LeaderCast Tampa, where the Tampa businessman said […]

Joe HendersonJuly 18, 2018
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I started the phone conversation Tuesday afternoon with Aakash Patel by asking, “If you are elected to the Hillsborough County Commission…” He interrupted. “You mean when I’m elected,” he said. The man may be a first-time political candidate, running as a conservative Republican for a countywide District 7 seat, but he is not going into […]


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