Tag: Florida’s 12th Congressional District
Alva Striplin is stepping down for a gig at Florida State. Screenshot via PBS.

Drew WilsonJune 4, 2018

Democratic challenger Chris Hunter rolled out a new video Monday for his campaign against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis in Florida’s 12th Congressional District. The ad, titled “For Granted,” covers Hunter’s career as an FBI agent and federal prosecutor before turning toward his reasons for running for the Tampa Bay area congressional district. “There are […]

Drew WilsonApril 13, 2018

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis’ re-election campaign announced Friday that it had collected enough signatures to make the ballot in Florida’s 12th Congressional District. The campaign said it had brought in “well over” the 5,125 required signatures for the Pasco-based seat, allowing it to avoid paying a hefty fee to make the ballot. “With everything going […]

Drew WilsonApril 6, 2018

Democratic candidate Chris Hunter announced Thursday that he raised $242,266 in the first quarter for his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis in Florida’s 12th Congressional District. “I am honored by the support our campaign is receiving. This campaign is about honest American service and a renewal of shared American values. The support […]

Drew WilsonFebruary 16, 2018

Democrat Chris Hunter is holding a fundraiser in Tampa next week for his campaign against Republican U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis in Florida’s 12th Congressional District. The Feb. 23 event is slated to run from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Tampa Club, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd, and the host committee includes Joseph Swanson, Erin […]

Drew WilsonJanuary 2, 2018

A former federal prosecutor and FBI agent announced Tuesday he would run against Palm Harbor Republican Rep. Gus Bilirakis in Florida’s 12th Congressional District. The congressional race marks the first political foray for Trinity Democrat Chris Hunter, who said he was inspired to enter the race due to concerns over President Donald Trump’s and Bilirakis’ […]

Phil AmmannSeptember 20, 2016

Gus Bilirakis is airing the first television ad in his re-election effort for Florida’s 12th Congressional District. Titled “Gus is for Us,” the ad highlights Bilirakis’ commitment to the community, featuring several enthusiastic people declaring how the Tarpon Springs Republican “gets things done.” It also touches on a number of issues, such as veteran care and […]

Anne LindbergJune 2, 2016

Democrat Robert Tager has filed papers to run for Florida’s 12th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Rep. Gus Bilirakis. Tager is an attorney and business owner who has lived in northern Hillsborough County since 1998. He practices law in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. He is admitted to practice in the federal courts […]


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