Tag: Lori Edwards

Jim RosicaMarch 19, 2018

A plan to close what’s known as Florida’s “write-in loophole” won a preliminary OK from the Constitution Revision Commission on Monday. Commissioners voted 21-12 to send the proposal (P11) to the body’s Style and Drafting Committee for preparation as a ballot question. The proposal would still face a final vote afterward. Commissioner Sherry Plymale, who filed the measure, said the […]

Jim RosicaOctober 4, 2017

A Constitution Revision Commission committee on Wednesday began considering whether to change Florida’s primary election system, including buttoning up what’s known as the “write-in loophole.” That allows a write-in candidate to close a primary. The commission’s Ethics and Elections Committee heard from advocates and some of the state’s elections supervisors, but took no action. Here’s how […]

Mitch PerryJuly 26, 2017

Andrew Learned, the 30-year-old Navy veteran from Bloomingdale seeking the Democratic nomination for Florida’s 15th Congressional District, announced Wednesday the addition of several new staff members. However, the biggest news is that Learned signed on with Blue Ticket Consulting, the St. Petersburg based Democratic firm led by Tom Alte. Blue Ticket had been behind several successful […]

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 […]

Peter SchorschJanuary 18, 2016

Very rarely do I disagree with 10 News reporter Noah Pransky. On privacy rights, red light cameras, the “stadium saga” in St. Petersburg, and several other issues, Pransky and I are simpatico. But in regards to Pransky’s report that “Florida cities are burning your money to reduce voting,” I have to respectfully disagree. There’s no […]

Mitch PerryNovember 19, 2015

A bill that would allow people 21 and older with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on college and university campuses passed in the Florida House Judiciary Committee Thursday morning. The bill (HB 4001), is sponsored by Sarasota Republican Greg Steube, who has been working to get guns allowed on school campuses since the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy took […]


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