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Drew WilsonSeptember 13, 2018
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With her end-of-August campaign finance report, St. Petersburg Democrat Jennifer Webb has officially surpassed Madeira Beach Republican Ray Blacklidge in campaign fundraising. Webb and Blacklidge are vying for the House District 69 seat currently held by state Rep. Kathleen Peters, who is now the Republican nominee for a seat on the Pinellas County Commission. The […]

Kate BradshawAugust 28, 2018
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Raymond Blacklidge has won the Republican nod for House District 69, formerly held by state Rep. Kathleen Peters, who gave up the seat to run for Pinellas County Commission. As of 7:25 p.m., with 85 percent of vote counted, the 58-year-old Madeira Beach insurance executive was leading his lone challenger 58-42 percent. The two-candidate primary […]

Drew WilsonAugust 26, 2018
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Madeira Beach attorney Ray Blacklidge raised another $13,800 between his campaign and committee over the past two weeks, building on his fundraising edge over Republican primary opponent Jeremy Bailie. Blacklidge and Bailie are running to replace exiting Republican Rep. Kathleen Peters in Pinellas County’s House District 69. Peters announced last year that she would not […]

Jacob OglesAugust 6, 2018
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State House candidate Ray Blacklidge is taking heat from opponents for sharing a Facebook meme suggesting white slaves suffered more than black ones. But he says he just wanted to educate the public about slavery’s long reach. Blacklidge, a Madeira Beach Republican, shared a post on March 26, 2017, from writer Jerome Palkowski containing a historical […]

Drew WilsonAugust 1, 2018
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Republican Ray Blacklidge announced Tuesday that he’d picked up an endorsement for his House District 69 bid from the statewide Fraternal Order of Police. The Florida State Lodge of the FOP represents has been representing Florida law enforcement officers for more than 60 years and counts more than 20,000 members among its ranks. “I am […]


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