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  • Sunburn for 6/14: A morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics

    A morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. ***SUNBURN is brought to you by Bascom Communications & Consulting, LLC, a top-notch public affairs, political communications and public relations firm.  Visit www.bascomllc.com to read about their growing team, success...

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  • Addressing Jim Norman situation, Jack Latvala demonstrates why he should/will be Senate President

    I know, I know, I might as well change the name of this site to Latvala-blog, I write so often about the State Senator from Pinellas County.  But Latvala is really one of the dominant political figure...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Sunburn for 6/13: A morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics

    A morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. ***SUNBURN is brought to you by Bascom Communications & Consulting, LLC, a top-notch public affairs, political communications and public relations firm.  Visit www.bascomllc.com to read about their growing team, success...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Here’s where sh*t stands in Tampa Bay – the ‘post-qualifying’ edition

    Few things in politics are as clarifying as qualifying, one of my political science professors liked to say. Candidate qualifying, like no other event in an election cycle, separates the wheat from the chaff or, specifically, the Jessica...

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  • Jim Norman withdraws from State Senate race

    As first reported here*, Senator Jim Norman is abandon his re-election campaign, as early as today has withdrawn from his State Senate race. (Read Norman’s withdrawal letter at the bottom of the post.) According a senior legislator close...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Damn straight, Jack Latvala made the right decision

    Leading up to Qualifying Week, the race for State Senate District 22 had been closely watched, in part, because of the possibility that Sen. Jack Latvala would switch districts with Jim Frishe to run against Jeff Brandes. Unfortunately...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Sunburn for 6/12: A morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics

    A morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. ***SUNBURN is brought to you by Bascom Communications & Consulting, LLC, a top-notch public affairs, political communications and public relations firm.  Visit www.bascomllc.com to read about their growing team, success...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Is Jim Norman dropping out of State Senate race?

    Both the Florida Times-Union‘s Matt Dixon and myself are “hearing”  tonight that State Senator Jim Norman may be abandoning his re-election campaign. Why Norman may be dropping out is unclear, but understandable. According a senior legislator close...

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  • Gonna be an interesting primary: Rep. John Legg unloads on Sen. Jim Norman

    So much for Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment about Republicans not speaking ill of each other. In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times‘ Sue Carlton, Rep. John Legg lowers the boom on Sen. Jim Norman, saying aloud...

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  • John Legg to switch races, challenge Jim Norman for State Senate

    Rep. John Legg announced Wednesday that he’s switching Senate races and will run in District 17 against incumbent Sen. Jim Norman. Legg had been planning to run in District 18, which covers parts of Pasco, Hernando and...

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