Tag: State House District 73

Jacob OglesAugust 14, 2018

A nationally-watched credential scandal apparently fast-tracked Republican Tommy Gregory as the winner of his party primary before a single vote gets counted. Now the Sarasota attorney says he spoke with Melissa Howard, who announced she was dropping out of the primary following the revelation she’d mocked up a fake college degree and distributed pictures on […]

Jacob OglesAugust 13, 2018

Revelations that Republican state House candidate Melissa Howard may have flown to Ohio for a picture with a fake college diploma quickly turned her from a strong political contender to the subject of national ridicule. But amid guffaws at the audacity of this alleged deception, party leaders are quietly wondering, what if Howard still wins […]

Jacob OglesAugust 11, 2018

Story updated at 2:17 p.m. Florida House candidate Melissa Howard’s husband, Ian, suffered a heart attack Friday, sources close to her campaign confirm. The development comes as the Manatee County Republican answers charges she lied about earning a college degree. Lakewood Ranch Medical Center confirms Ian Howard has since been released from the hospital. As for […]


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