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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at KAABOO 2017. Image via The Associated Press.

Drew WilsonAugust 8, 2018
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Valrico Democrat Andrew Learned attacked his primary opponent in Florida’s 15th Congressional District on Wednesday over recent spending by a so-called “dark money” group. The Learned campaign pointed to recent Federal Elections Commission filings showing that a super PAC by the name of “REINVESTING IN AMERICA” had tossed $19,487 to Washington-based Resonance Campaigns for a data […]

Jacob OglesAugust 5, 2018
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The National Association of Realtors Political Action Committee jumped into a crowded pool of candidates in Florida’s 15th Congressional District and backed Republican Ross Spano for the seat. The Florida Realtors PAC announced the endorsement on Friday. “Florida Realtors PAC recognizes Ross Spano’s record of supporting homeownership and private property rights in the Florida Legislature and we […]

Bill RuftyJuly 29, 2018
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An open seat in Florida’s 15th Congressional District, held by a Republican since 1984, could be in play for Democrats and Kristen Carlson is the front-runner in the Democrats’ primary, according to the latest assessment by the authoritative Cook Political Report. The report, which analyses congressional elections, has lowered its assessment of the race in […]

Bill RuftyJuly 26, 2018
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Lakeland Democrat Kristen Carlson has begun major ad campaigns this week in her quest for Florida’s 15th Congressional District seat that covers portions of Hillsborough, Polk and Lake counties. Television ads featuring school children and Carlson began running on Facebook and in the regional areas of MSNBC and CNN. A former general counsel for the […]

Drew WilsonJuly 19, 2018
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Auburndale Republican Neil Combee started hitting the airwaves in Florida’s 15th Congressional District with a new ad touting his presidential appointment and his support for Donald Trump’s border wall. The 30-second ad features Combee, a former state Representative, on a ranch with his family and neighbors pitches him as the most conservative candidate in the […]

Drew WilsonJuly 17, 2018
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Florida’s 15th Congressional District is a safe Republican seat by nearly every metric, but that didn’t stop Lakeland Democrat Kristen Carlson from outraising the 10 other candidates vying to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross. Carlson, a former prosecutor and former general counsel to the Florida Department of Citrus, raised just shy of $250,000 during […]

Drew WilsonJuly 9, 2018
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Republican state Rep. Ross Spano has a double-digit lead in the race for Florida’s 15th Congressional District according to a fresh poll of primary voters in the tri-county district. The St. Pete Polls survey found Spano with 31.6 percent support among CD 15 Republicans, 12 points ahead of former GOP Auburndale state Rep. Neil Combee. […]


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