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If you’re running for Tampa mayor, where do you eat? Mike Suarez has a list.

If you’re running for Tampa mayor, where do you eat? Mike Suarez has a list.

Tampa’s first mayoral debate covered a lot of ground in 75 minutes. Transportation issues, budget details and the history of Tampa pro stadium deals were among the topics chewed up by six of the candidates vying to replace Mayor Bob Buckhorn ne...
Published: 10/04/18
Updated: 10/05/18
After a few jabs, Tampa’s first mayoral debate is a civil affair

After a few jabs, Tampa’s first mayoral debate is a civil affair

Tampa mayoral candidate and former county commissioner Ed Turanchik listens while other candidates speak Wednesday night. The first mayoral debate of the 2019 Tampa mayor’s race was held at Hillsborough Community College. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE ...
Published: 10/03/18
Updated: 10/04/18
Could Hillsborough’s transportation campaign inspire Pinellas?

Could Hillsborough’s transportation campaign inspire Pinellas?

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman is keenly interested in the latest attempt to pass a transportation sales tax in Hillsborough County.All for Transportation is campaigning to convince Hillsborough voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax i...
Published: 10/03/18
David Straz won’t be at the first Tampa mayoral forum

David Straz won’t be at the first Tampa mayoral forum

The political attention might be elsewhere–think Gillum, DeSantis, Nelson, Scott– but Tampa's March mayoral election is well underway.Wednesday will mark the first high-profile forum. Hosted by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce at the...
Published: 10/01/18
Updated: 10/02/18
Facebook page swap and misleading signs startle Clearwater strong-mayor referendum watchers

Facebook page swap and misleading signs startle Clearwater strong-mayor referendum watchers

Drew Hamilton was driving home from a friend's birthday party on Saturday when he got a frantic phone call from his mother.She wanted to know why Hamilton was listed as 'liking' the Facebook page advocating for the Nov. 6 strong mayor referendum when...
Published: 10/01/18
Steve Bannon to speak at Hillsborough GOP dinner Oct. 26

Steve Bannon to speak at Hillsborough GOP dinner Oct. 26

The Hillsborough County Republican Party will host a dinner with Steve Bannon, former adviser to President  Donald Trump, Oct. 26.The party announced the event on its Facebook page Friday, but only as a "save the date" notice with no details of ...
Updated one month ago
Hillsborough Democratic Party turns the tables, outraises county Republicans 2-1

Hillsborough Democratic Party turns the tables, outraises county Republicans 2-1

In a dramatic reversal, the Hillsborough County Democratic party is leading the local Republican Party 2-1 in fundraising following a sharp fundraising decline for the Hillsborough GOP.As of late August, the Democrats had raised $418,886 in the 2017-...
Updated one month ago
Gov. Rick Scott gives Pinellas another $2 million to fight Red Tide

Gov. Rick Scott gives Pinellas another $2 million to fight Red Tide

As Red Tide continues to harm the Gulf Coast, Gov. Rick Scott awarded Pinellas County another $2 million on Thursday for clean-up efforts.Through grants from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Scott also awarded Lee County another $1...
Updated one month ago
VA picks Little Road site for new Pasco veterans clinic

VA picks Little Road site for new Pasco veterans clinic

NEW PORT RICHEY  — The Department of Veterans Affairs has settled on property along Little Road for its new veterans outpatient clinic in western Pasco County.The office of U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, announced the location lat...
Updated one month ago
Sam B. Gibbons drops out of Tampa’s mayoral race

Sam B. Gibbons drops out of Tampa’s mayoral race

It took about a month for the grandson of a Tampa political legend to realize running for mayor of Florida's third-largest city was a bigger commitment that he'd bargained for.Sam B. Gibbons, 32, withdrew his name from a crowded field Thursday, sayin...
Updated one month ago