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Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 6, 2018
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U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will serve a seventh term in office after defeating Democrat Chris Hunter Tuesday in a contentious race. Bilirakis has held the seat since 2007. Before that, his father represented Congressional District 12. Between the two, there has been a Bilirakis representing the district for more than three decades. The race became competitive for […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 6, 2018
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Hours before midterm election results start rolling in, Pinellas County Republicans are just as optimistic as Democrats. “I think you’re going to see us win Election Day turnout, as always,” said Todd Jennings, Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee vive-chair. Party volunteers have been calling voters in a last-minute get-out-the-vote effort. They also have groups continuing […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 6, 2018
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Tampa Bay-area Democrats are pooling resources for get-out-the-vote efforts in St. Petersburg. Congressman Charlie Crist joined candidates Lindsay Cross, Jennifer Webb and Sean Shaw at Webb’s House District 69 campaign headquarters in the Tyrone area to call voters who have not yet cast a ballot either on Election Day or during early voting. “Do you have […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 6, 2018
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Political expert Susan MacManus doesn’t foresee a “blue tsunami” in Tampa Bay area races, but thinks a smaller wave is possible. She sees, for example, potential flips for Democrats in one Congressional race and two State Senate contests. Those include the Ross Spano/Kristen Carlson Congressional matchup in East Hillsborough and Lakeland, the Ed Hooper/Amanda Murphy state Senate […]


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