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Pinellas Congressional candidate Alex Sink gets in last-minute campaign push listen

03/10/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Alex Sink, David Jolly, Lucas Overby, Bill Young, Congress, Pinellas County, CD 13

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Candidates are winding up their campaigns for Pinellas County

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101-year old Congressional candidate wants progressive policies

03/07/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Tags: Joe Newman, Vern Buchanan, Sarasota, Congress

Joe Newman is running for a Sarasota congressional district seat currently held by Vern Buchanan. As a progressive candidate, Joe hopes to unseat the conservative Republican. As a write-in, he

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Economic woes take center stage at Pinellas Congressional debate listen

02/25/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: David Jolly, Lucas Overby, Alex Sink, Bill Young, Pinellas County, oil drilling, Social Security, Chamber of Commerce, Congress

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There are only two weeks left until the Pinellas County special congressional election and the three candidates on the ballot are fiercely fighting for votes.

During a debate Tuesday hosted by area chambers of commerce, David Jolly, wh...

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Libertarian and Republican debate while contending for Pinellas congressional seat listen

02/12/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: David Jolly, Lucas Overby, Alex Sink, Bill Young, Congress

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Congressional candidates David Jolly and Libertarian Lucas Overby agree on a lot of issues, but not on whether or not to normalize relations with Cuba. Jolly, a Republican, has said he supports the current restrictions on trade and travel with the island country. During a debate I moderated Tuesday night for the Disston Heights Neighborhood Civic Association in St. Petersburg, Jolly said there are some circumstances in which he

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Campaign funding, flood insurance and Obamacare take center stage in Pinellas County Congressional debate listen

02/04/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Alex Sink, David Jolly, Lucas Overby, CD 13, Bill Young, Pinellas County, Congress, Michael Levinson

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The race to replace Republican Bill Young in Congress has become centered on big Washington money. During the first televised debate Monday night in Seminole, Republican David Jolly was accused of lobbying for offshore drilling, which he now opposes. Jolly denied the claim, but his Democratic opponent, Alex Sink, continues to criticize Jolly

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Meet Florida's 13th Congressional District candidates: Michael Levinson listen

01/31/14 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Michael Levinson, Alex Sink, David Jolly, Bill Young, Congress, Lucas Overby, NPA

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On March 11, voters in much of Pinellas County will decide who will replace the late C.W.

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Republicans slow to polls on rainy congressional primary election day listen

01/14/14 Janelle Irwin and Ashley Whitney
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Mark Bircher, David Jolly, Kathleen Peters, Bill Young, Congress, elections

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Tuesday marks the first meaningful primary election for a Pinellas County congressional district in more than forty years. Three Republicans hope to replace Bill Young, who passed away in October after 43 years in Congress. But steady rain may be keeping Republicans from the polls.

Between 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, the only people entering a precinct at Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg were parents dropping off their toddlers at an attached Day Care Center. However, at Feather Sound ...

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Pinellas County Republicans running for Congress try to earn support from beach residents listen

01/06/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: David Jolly, Kathleen Peters, Mark Bircher, Bill Young, Alex Sink, Congress

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Pinellas County Republicans will decide next week who they want to pit against Democrat Alex Sink and others for a seat in Congress. During a debate today hosted by the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, three diverse conservatives assured members, many of whom have homes or businesses in flood zones, they would take steps to combat rising insurance premiums. Current State Representative Kathleen Peters says that includes delaying scheduled rate hikes as a result of the Biggert-Waters Act...

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Alex Sink only candidate in Pinellas Congressional race to support Obamacare listen

12/06/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Alex Sink, David Jolly, Kathleen Peters, Tiger Bay, Bill Young, Congress, special election

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Only one of five Pinellas County congressional candidates fielding questions at a political forum in St. Pete Friday supports the federal healthcare law. Of the three Republicans, one Libertarian and one Democrat, only Alex Sink thought the law should continue to be enforced as is.

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Ehrlich drops out of race; Sink will move to Clearwater in effort to replace Young in Congress listen

11/06/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Alex Sink, Jessica Ehrlich, Bill Young, Congress

A progressive candidate who had been vying for U.S. Representative Bill Young

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