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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

Politics

Early voting begins today in Hillsborough

Early voting begins today in Hillsborough

TAMPA — Early voting begins today in Hillsborough County and Saturday in Pasco County for the Nov. 4 general election. Early voting began Monday in Pinellas County.
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Incumbent, newcomer seek House District 65 seat

Incumbent, newcomer seek House District 65 seat

DUNEDIN — The moderate Democrat who represents North Pinellas County in the Florida House faces a challenge from a young Republican running for the first time in a general election.
Updated: 6 mins ago
Gov. Scott to put own money into campaign

Gov. Scott to put own money into campaign

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who got elected after spending more than $70 million of his own money, is being forced to dip into his own wallet in the final days of his re-election campaign.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Ex-Mayor Giuliani, once critical of Scott, stumps for him

It was Florida’s 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani didn’t like Rick Scott.
Updated: 9 hours ago

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Hillsborough to finance 75-bed shelter for homeless

TAMPA — The chilly winds of winter add another degree of misery to the lives of Hillsborough County’s homeless population.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Socom seeks drone services to collect intel

Warren “Skip” Parish has already punched the first Wednesday and Thursday of December into his calendar.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Christian activist, businesswoman seek school board seat

Christian activist, businesswoman seek school board seat

TAMPA — In less than two weeks, Eastern Hillsborough voters will choose between a conservative Christian activist and a Brandon-area businesswoman for the open District 4 spot on the school board.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Split Florida? Wacky resolution might validate “USF” name

Split Florida? Wacky resolution might validate “USF” name

TALLAHASSEE — Should a new effort to split Florida in two succeed, the name “University of South Florida” might make more sense.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Poll: Scott, Crist in dead heat in governor’s race

Poll: Scott, Crist in dead heat in governor’s race

TAMPA ­­— The third new poll in two days shows a dead heat in the race for governor between incumbent Republican Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.
Updated: 13 hours ago