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Drew WilsonNovember 8, 2018

How the mighty have fallen. Pete Nehr, something of a big deal a decade ago, started his political career on the Tarpon Springs City Commission in the early aughts, before breaking into state-level politics with a 2-point win over former Democratic Rep. Carl Zimmerman in 2006. The Tarpon Springs Republican successfully defended that seat a […]

Staff ReportsJuly 17, 2018

Another election cycle, another edition of Politics in Pinellas. The event, hosted biennially by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, is set to draw at least 10 candidates for offices ranging from Pinellas School Board to state Senator. “Are they running for office for the first time or up for re-election? This is your opportunity […]

Kate BradshawJune 15, 2018

As any observer of Florida politics will tell you, this 34-year-old Palm Harbor Republican is on the move. First elected to House District 65 over Democratic incumbent Carl Zimmerman in 2014, Chris Sprowls had little difficulty getting re-elected in 2016 against Democrat Bernie Fensterwald. At this point, 2018 appears to be shaping up the same way. Sprowls currently serves as […]

Mitch PerryJuly 5, 2016

Fundraising totals for the first 24 days of June were posted at the end of last week, and the numbers released should give Chris Sprowls nothing to worry about. Sprowls is the GOP incumbent running for re-election to his House District 67 seat, which encompasses Palm Harbor, Dunedin and Tarpon Springs. A 32-year-old assistant prosecutor in Pasco/Pinellas counties, he […]

Mitch PerryMarch 30, 2016

With great fanfare last week, Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia proudly boasted that seven counties have switched from majority Democratic to majority Republican in 2016. “I have always maintained that a strong Republican party with a strong grassroots infrastructure is the key to winning elections,” Ingoglia said in a prepared statement. “We remain […]

Peter SchorschMarch 11, 2016

It’s over. Officially. The contest between Orlando’s Eric Eisnaugle and Pinellas Chris Sprowls to serve as Speaker of the Florida House beginning in 2021 ended Friday evening, just hours after the 2016 Legislative Session came to a fitful conclusion. According to three sources, Eisnaugle personally conceded to Sprowls, who just the day before won over the support […]


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