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Democratic state Sen. Arthenia Joyner joins prominent GOPer Mary Ann Stiles firm

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Democratic state Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) recently joined the law firm Stiles, Taylor and Grace, which is headed by Mary Ann Stiles, a widely-respected, but prominent Republican who has pushed for a referendum that would give voter approval to the creation of an elected county mayor post. Stiles is a major contributor to Republican candidates and causes (actually Stiles gives generously to both sides, just much more often to the Rs).

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Isn’t this ridiculous?

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A close friend went into the clink last week. He had already agreed to a plea bargain and so he turned himself into the court on Tuesday. His case was over. Yet the next day, more than 50 pieces of direct mail arrived in his mailbox. All hand-stamped with first-class postage. Factoring in creative costs and research time, I figure it costs about a buck a piece for this advertising. Multiply that out by the number of people arrested or incarcerated…

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