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This fundraising invitation from Ed Hooper has me worried

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Late last month, former state Sen. John Legg announced that he would not attempt to return to the Legislature in 2018. Had he run, Legg’s best path to victory was thought to be through north Pinellas’ Senate District 16, where incumbent Jack Latvala is term-limited from running again. The person who benefits the most from Legg not running is former state Rep. Ed Hooper who, even if Legg was in the race, is the early front-runner to replace Latvala. Hooper was in…

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Jim Frishe, Mike Twitty battle for Pinellas Property Appraiser

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If you go by fundraising, then Mike Twitty is a shoo-in to win Tuesday’s Republican primary for the Pinellas County Property Appraiser’s Office. But Twitty, a political newcomer, is facing an opponent experienced in Pinellas politics. Jim Frishe has twice served in the state House of Representatives from 1984 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2012. For both of them, the issue comes down to experience. But each has a different kind of experience. The property appraiser is a…

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Mike Twitty is winning the fundraising race for Pinellas Property Appraiser

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Political newcomer Mike Twitty has raised almost two and a half times more money than Jim Frishe in the race for Pinellas Property Appraiser. Twitty’s latest report shows he raised $1,650 in June, bringing his total to $133,185. Frishe, a former state Representative, brought in $225 last month for a total $54,962.98. The third person in the race, write-in candidate Joseph John Catalano has raised no money. Twitty could draw further ahead this month. He has a fundraiser scheduled for…

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