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With Tom Lee out, CFO race narrows to Patronis vs. Ring

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The decision by state Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, not to run for state chief financial officer

Race for U.S. House seat shaping up as Hillsborough vs. Polk

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The race for the District 15 U.S. House seat is shaping up as a battle between the two counties that make up the bulk of the district, Hillsborough and Polk, and Hillsborough may have the advantage.

Polk residents ...

TOM LEE WATCH: CFO out, a possible run for Congress in

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State Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, said today he will not run for state chief financial officer, as he has said for months he planned to.

But Lee left open the question of his political future, which could include...

Tampa Democrat Bob Buesing out of Senate District 18 race

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TAMPA — Democrat Bob Buesing announced Tuesday night that he'll withdraw from the state Senate District 18 race against Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa.

He encouraged his supporters and donors to back Rep. Jane...

Former state Rep. Neil Combee is latest to announce for Dennis Ross’ seat

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Former state Rep. Neil Combee of Polk City announced Tuesday he'll enter the Republican primary for the congressional seat being vacated by Dennis Ross.

Combee will face a primary against state Rep. Ross Spano, R-D...

State Rep. Ross Spano plans to skip AG race, run for House seat Dennis Ross is leaving

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State Rep. Ross Spano, R-Dover, will announce today that he'll run for the District 15 U. S. House seat being vacated by Dennis Ross.

Spano, 51, an attorney, is currently in his third term in the state House and on...

William March: Tampa state Senate race takes center stage

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The battle for control of the Florida state Senate is suddenly focusing on Tampa's District 16 seat, and this week brought good and bad news for newly announced Democratic contender Janet Cruz, who hopes to unseat Republ...

Who will replace Dennis Ross in Congress?

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Dennis Ross' sudden retirement announcement has sewn minor chaos in what was once promised to be a relatively ...

William March: In CFO money race, Jimmy Patronis moves ahead of dormant Tom Lee

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State Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, has announced he intends to run for chief financial officer in a primary against appointed incumbent Jimmy Patronis, but hasn't yet filed, and also hasn't yet restarted fundraising aft...

So … will Tom Lee or won’t he run for CFO?

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State Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, has announced he intends to run for chief financial officer in a primary against appointed incumbent Jimmy Patronis, but hasn't yet filed, and also hasn't yet restarted fundraising aft...

Another GOP candidate for Florida Attorney General. Another mysterious windfall in campaign cash.

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State Rep. Jay Fant, a Republican primary candidate for Florida Attorney General, won't say where he got $750,000 he loaned his campaign last fall.

Financial disclosures the Jacksonville Republican has been re...

William March: Al Higginbotham wants to make county offices nonpartisan

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Commissioner Al Higginbotham will propose a county charter change referendum to make the constitutional offices non-partisan.

Higginbotham says that would increase public confidence in the neutrality of those offic...

Janet Cruz is thinking about running for Florida Senate. Here’s why some Democrats aren’t celebrating.

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State Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, has shaken up the Hillsborough County political scene by letting out word that she may run in November for the state Senate against Republican Sen. Dana Young of Tampa.

Cruz, term-li...

Councilman Harry Cohen pledges new priorities in filing to run for Tampa mayor

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Council member Harry Cohen filed papers Wednesday to run for mayor of Tampa in 2019, promising more focus on neighborhood issues and action on transportation and infrastructure needs — including sea level rise.

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William March: Arthenia Joyner may run against Darryl Rouson for her old Senate seat

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Former state Sen. Arthenia Joyner, a Tampa Democratic icon, is considering a 2020 run for the District 19 Senate seat she once occupied, now held by Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg.

"I'm giving it serious thou...

Arthenia Joyner considers 2020 comeback in Florida Senate

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Former state Sen. Arthenia Joyner, a Tampa Democratic icon, is considering a 2020 run for her former District 19 Senate seat now held by Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg.

"I'm giving it serious thought," said J...

Adam Hattersley, former submarine officer, seeking Ross Spano’s House seat

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Adam Hattersley, a Democratic newcomer to politics, has announced he'll file for the Brandon-centered state House seat in District 59 and could face either Ronda Storms or Joe Wicker in the November election.

Storm...

William March: Ronda Storms will scramble for backing with her late House entry

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For years, outspoken populist county commissioner and state Sen. Ronda Storms was a hero to her conservative east Hillsborough base and a lightning rod to others.

But she's been out of the public eye since she left...

Ronda Storms is back, with a run for District 59 House seat

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Ronda Storms, former Hillsborough County commissioner and state senator known for conservative, controversial stands on moral issues, has announced she's returning to elective politics with a run for eastern Hillsborough...

Ethics commission won’t make Hagan critic pay Hillsborough’s legal fees

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The Florida Ethics Commission on Friday dismissed an attempt by Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan to have the county's legal fees reimbursed by the citizen who filed an ethics complaint against Hagan after the f...

William March: Three candidates gearing up for Tampa mayor’s race

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Ed Turanchik says he's raised more than $100,000 in his first month as a candidate for mayor of Tampa and plans a kickoff fundraiser with a diverse host committee ranging from conservative Republicans to liberal Democrat...

Florida’s next Attorney General does not support the Legislature’s gun bill

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All six candidates for Florida attorney general, two Democrats and four Republicans, say they would have voted against the school safety legislation just passed by the Legislature and sent to Gov. Rick Scott.

Their...

After Dana Young misses key gun votes, her Senate opponent pounces

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Guns are rising to the forefront in what looks like the most competitive state Senate race on the 2018 Florida ballot, the battle for the District 18 seat held by 2nd Amendment rights advocate Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa.

Trump supporter Ashley Moody still accused of being Democrat. Welcome to the GOP primary for Florida Attorney General.

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At one time, having previously been a Democrat didn't stop people like former Gov. Bob Martinez, former Sen. Connie Mack or current Attorney General Pam Bondi from becoming Republican political leaders in Florida.

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Former Florida congressmen say gun control measures need to go much further

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TAMPA — A bipartisan pair of former congressmen spoke Friday about gun safety measures that are more drastic than those being considered following the Parkland school shootings, and about hopes for a national youth movem...