Tag: Ginny Brown-Waite

Mitch PerryJanuary 6, 2016
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Immediately after Rich Nugent announced he would not run for re-election in Florida’s 11th Congressional District last year, his now former chief of staff, Justin Grabelle, immediately entered the race, and won the endorsement of the incumbent. But it hasn’t stopped other Republicans from entering the now-open seat, with Spring Hill-based minister Jack Martin being the […]

Mitch PerryDecember 7, 2015
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Once upon a time, Florida’s 11th Congressional District – which now encompasses Hernando, Citrus, Sumter and Marion counties – was held by a Democrat. Her name was Karen Thurman. Thurman lost to Republican Ginny Brown-Waite in 2002, and since that time, the seat has remained safely in GOP control, and that scenario doesn’t appear to be changing […]

Peter SchorschNovember 2, 2015
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Richard Nugent, the former Hernando County sheriff who since 2010 has represented Florida’s 11th Congressional District, will not seek re-election in 2016. “It is with decidedly mixed emotions that I am announcing today that I will not be seeking another term in Congress,” said Nugent, whose decision creates an open seat non-opportunity Republicans are expected […]

Bob SparksMarch 26, 2015

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The Florida Legislature is deciding, with certain restrictions, whether to allow guns on Florida college campuses. This brief, but controversial, bill (House Bill 4005 and Senate Bill 176) removes restrictions on campus for qualified gun permit holders. Other prohibitions remain untouched, including courthouses, polling places, K-12 schools and numerous others. Republicans generally favor the legislation […]


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