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A millionaire and a missionary: Two doctors vie for state House seat

A millionaire and a missionary: Two doctors vie for state House seat

Ralph Massullo, the incumbent in the state House of Representatives 34th District race, decided to run for re-election "for the same reason I sought this position in the first place" - to make a difference through service.The Lecanto Republ...
Published: 10/03/18
Daniel Ruth: For pot-using commission candidate, campaign funds are going up in smoke
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Daniel Ruth: For pot-using commission candidate, campaign funds are going up in smoke

Thanks to recently defrocked public servant Kim O'Connor, this may be the first (and last) time you will ever read anything about the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District. And see? You are probably wondering, "I didn't know we had a...
Published: 10/03/18
Is Pasco too hospitable to its growing hospitality industry?

Is Pasco too hospitable to its growing hospitality industry?

DADE CITY - Commissioner Kathryn Starkey wonders if Pasco County is being too hospitable to the hospitality industry.Specifically, she wants to end the lucrative perk of waiving road construction costs for the new hotels coming to the county. But the...
Published: 10/02/18
Updated: 10/03/18
Strong mayor in Clearwater or not? Backers, opponents take their cases to residents

Strong mayor in Clearwater or not? Backers, opponents take their cases to residents

CLEARWATER - Leaders for and against a strong mayor form of government in the city stood before residents on Monday to make their case. Voters on Nov. 6 will decide one of the most consequential questions ever posed on a ballot in Clearwater: whether...
Published: 10/02/18

Pasco Political Notebook for Oct. 5

Sessions to address bond questionsPasco County Government will host three informational sessions to educate voters about four bond questions on the November ballot. Each meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the following locations:. Oct. 8 at We...
Published: 10/02/18
Biden is preparing for 2020. Can he overcome the Hill-Thomas hearings?

Biden is preparing for 2020. Can he overcome the Hill-Thomas hearings?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - At a Democratic rally in a downtown ballroom Sunday evening, Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island spoke vividly about the Senate hearings on the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, saying her "stomach turned" as...
Published: 10/01/18
Hillsborough candidate resigned from soil and water board after pot stunk up hotel room

Hillsborough candidate resigned from soil and water board after pot stunk up hotel room

TAMPA ó Kim OíConnor checked out early after her taxpayer-funded one-night stay at a hotel in Okeechobee.She was there as an elected supervisor with the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District for a May 16 meeting on water conservation prog...
Updated one month ago
Former Tampa agent lays out how FBI could conduct Kavanaugh investigation

Former Tampa agent lays out how FBI could conduct Kavanaugh investigation

FBI investigations like the one ordered last week by President Donald Trump into his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are routinely limited in scope, says a former agent who worked in the Tampa FBI Field Office."This is an administrative investi...
Published: 09/30/18
Updated: 10/01/18
Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault'

Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault'

Kellyanne Conway cleared her throat for what she was about to say."I'm a victim of sexual assault," President Donald Trump's adviser told CNN on Sunday.Conway and anchor Jake Tapper were discussing the political edges of sexual assault alle...
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Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer talks about Gillum, DeSantis and Trump

Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer talks about Gillum, DeSantis and Trump

In the age of unlimited campaign contributions, wealthy mega-donors such as Charles Koch, Robert Mercer and George Soros have become as well-known as the politicians and causes they support.Add Tom Steyer to that list.The California progressive activ...
Updated one month ago