Tag: Sarah Bascom

Anne LindbergOctober 25, 2016
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Outgoing Democratic state Rep. Dwight Dudley and several Pinellas activists gathered Tuesday to call out U.S. Rep. David Jolly for his “failure to stand up for” the people of Congressional District 13. Dudley and the others gathered in Williams Park, across from Duke Energy, which they accused of “ripping off” consumers. “Big energy companies like […]

Mitch PerryOctober 12, 2016
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The David Jolly campaign is crying foul over a new ad produced by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) that links the Pinellas County Republican with Donald Trump. The Jolly camp calls it a “fake and deceptive television ad,” because it uses photoshopped photos of Jolly posed next to Trump. The Jolly camp says there are no actual photos between […]

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4min316
A political committee tied to the Florida Medical Association is blasting Matt Hudson for not being a conservative. “Better Florida Fund,” a Tallahassee-based political committee that has received a significant amount of money from the Florida Medical Association, has been running ads and sending mailers targeting Hudson, a Naples Republican, in Senate District 28. The […]

Peter SchorschApril 12, 2016
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4min275
U.S. Senate candidate David Jolly has tapped Max Goodman to serve as his new campaign manager. Goodman had served as political director for the Clearwater Republican’s bid to succeed Sen. Marco Rubio for the last eight months. “Max Goodman, our Political Director for the last eight months, has assumed the additional responsibilities of day-to-day operations as our new Campaign Manager. Max is one […]

Peter SchorschJanuary 4, 2016
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Here’s how Jim King is remembered around the Florida Capitol. The laughter was immediate and spontaneous when CFO Jeff Atwater was asked last year to recall a story about the late Senate President. “My goodness, my goodness,” said Atwater, clearly enjoying a memory. King was a fixture around the Capitol for 23 years. The Jacksonville Republican […]

Mitch PerryNovember 10, 2015
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Justin Grabelle, former chief of staff to retiring U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent, revealed on Tuesday his campaign team for his Congressional District 11 run to get a jump on replacing Nugent, who won’t seek re-election next year. Here’s the lineup: Nick Catroppo, campaign manager: Most recently, Catroppo was deputy chief of staff for Nugent. Additionally, Catroppo […]

Jim RosicaOctober 21, 2015

4min235
Groups opposed to an effort to do away with retailers’ having separate stores to sell liquor have banded together as Florida Businesses Unite. The new alliance includes ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, the Florida Independent Spirits Association and Publix, according to a Wednesday news release. For three years now, various lawmakers have carried legislation – or “whiskey and […]

Jim RosicaOctober 6, 2015
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3min149
The ad war between the two competing solar amendments flared up Tuesday with the release of a new commercial slamming one of the initiatives for creating a “shady solar tax.” Two groups are competing for votes for a proposed constitutional amendment: The utility-backed Consumers for Smart Solar and Floridians for Solar Choice, aligned with a coalition of […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 10, 2015
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Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative aimed at allowing individuals and businesses to own or lease solar equipment to generate their own electricity announced Thursday morning that they have collected their first 100,000 signed petitions. Advocates for the measure, calling themselves Consumers for Smart Solar, issued a statement saying that they are well on their way […]


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