Tag: Mike Reedy
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Mitch PerryJuly 28, 2016
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Florida Republicans dominate state government in Tallahassee, and in the state House, it’s not even close. Yet incoming House Minority Leader Janet Cruz says she “conservatively” believes the Democrats can flip six seats this coming fall, and — just as importantly — retain that number in 2018, beginning the party’s journey to finally getting close […]

Mitch PerryJuly 1, 2016
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1min322
House District 63 GOP incumbent Shawn Harrison, always a strong fundraiser, continues to expand his fundraising lead over the Democrat he now knows he will face in November, Lisa Montelione. Fundraising totals from June 1 through June 24 were released Friday, and they show Harrison raised $9,400 during that period, while Montelione raised $6,360. Overall, […]

Mitch PerryJune 30, 2016
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2min443
Hillsborough County Commission Chairman Les Miller and his wife, former Tampa City Councilwoman Gwen Miller, are backing Democrat Rena Frazier in the House District 59 race. Frazier, a Brandon-based attorney, is running in a competitive Democratic primary against Brandon-based schoolteacher Naze Sahebzamani Aug. 30. Frazier has raised more than three times as much campaign cash as Sahebzamani has in the campaign. At […]

Mitch PerryJune 30, 2016
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Battling in an extremely competitive election this fall against Lisa Montelione, House District 63 Republican Rep. Shawn Harrison has procured another Democrat to back his re-election campaign. It’s former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco. “I’ve had the honor to serve our city and region for four terms as mayor, over several decades. During that time, I’ve had the privilege to work with […]

Mitch PerryJune 24, 2016
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One of the few Hillsborough County Democratic primaries in the state legislature, the House District 63 race between Lisa Montelione and Mike Reedy, ended Friday when Reedy dropped out of the contest. “I wanted to personally let you know that today I have decided to end my campaign for State House,” said Reedy, an organizer with Equality Florida, stated […]

Mitch PerryJune 16, 2016
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Although Lisa Montelione announced last fall that she would challenge fellow Democrat Mike Reedy in the House District 63 primary election this August, she didn’t officially submit her resign-to-run letter announcing her departure from the Tampa City Council until last Friday. She wrote she was submitting her resignation with “a heavy heart,” and jokingly said Wednesday night that putting […]

Peter SchorschJune 16, 2016
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Five months from Election Day, Republican Sens. Jeff Brandes, Jack Latvala, Tom Lee and Bill Galvano are still running unopposed. The only two bay area Senate seats in contention so far are the Senate District 18 contest between Tampa Republican Rep. Dana Young and Democrat Bob Buesing and the three-way Democratic primary going down in SD 19. Young had built up quite the lead in her jump to the […]

Mitch PerryJune 10, 2016
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Republican state Rep. Shawn Harrison raised $20,550 in May in his bid for re-election to House District 63 and now has more than $123,000 cash-on-hand. Harrison was first elected to the Hillsborough County area seat in 2010, before losing in 2012 to Mark Danish. He defeated Danish in 2014. He’ll face the winner of the Democratic primary between Lisa […]


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