Tag: Jim Lange

Mitch PerryNovember 30, 2016

Lakeland GOP Congressman Dennis Ross, who was re-elected to the House of Representatives for a fourth time earlier this month, has been named to the Donald Trump transition team. “I am greatly honored to be named to the Trump-Pence Presidential Transition Team,” Ross said in a statement issued Wednesday morning. “The American People spoke on November […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 13, 2016

Last month, the Wall Street Journal first reported that the Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran. The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran over a long-held dispute over a failed arms […]

Mitch PerryAugust 16, 2016

Democrat Jim Lange is in an uphill battle to defeat Republican incumbent Dennis Ross in Florida’s 15th Congressional District. Though there hasn’t been much public polling on the race, Ross defeated the last Democrat he faced, Alan Cohn, by nearly 20 percentage points in 2014. Lange is running as a progressive in the Polk/Hillsborough county-based […]

Mitch PerryAugust 11, 2016

Before we dig into the new poll on the Florida Senate race, can I reference the lead story in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times? Two men get into a road-rage argument on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Plant City. One guy pulls out a gun and shoots the other dead. He then “cooperates” with the Hillsborough […]

Mitch PerryAugust 10, 2016

(UPDATED) Lutz business consultant Jim Lange is learning the hard way why incumbent members of the House of Representatives get elected on average more than 96 percent of the time. The first-time Democratic candidate is challenging three-term incumbent Republican Dennis Ross in Florida’s 15th Congressional District, and he’s not doing all that great right now. “Overwhelmed,” “frustrating,” and “humbling” are some […]

Mitch PerryJune 22, 2016

Our latest form of participatory democracy takes place in Tampa tonight, where scores of people will comment on whether or not the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization should include the Tampa Bay Express project in what is known as their Transportation Improvement Plan. If past is prologue, the majority of speakers will be against the project, and the MPO […]


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