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Bill Nelson says he intends on holding back from spending on TV until the fall

Bill Nelson is aware that there are growing concerns from his fellow Florida Democrats that he’s in danger of being (re)defined by Rick Scott’s early barrage of negative television ads currently on the airwaves, but he...

Tampa Democrats say they’re unified to win key state Senate race

If the Florida Democratic Party is ever going to end up being competitive when it comes to gaining parity with Republicans in the state Legislature, there are certain races that they have to win, such...

MidPoint for Thursday, May 24 – Barry Edwards and what to do about making making Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa safer

The city of Tampa has announced that beginning as early as Friday, it will begin posting signs indicating that the speed limit has been reduced on Bayshore Blvd. from 40 mph to 35 mph for...

Less than a month into his candidacy, David Straz shakes up campaign staff

Less than three weeks after philanthropist and former banker David Straz announced his candidacy for mayor of Tampa, he is already shaking up his campaign staff, naming Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee executive director Mark Hanisee...

Hillsborough County School District officials believe a discussion about a referendum is due

School districts across Florida this year are increasingly looking at the idea of raising taxes to make up for budget deficits. Manatee County voters approved a measure earlier this spring raising property taxes to give...

MidPoint Thursday – Talking about ranked choice voting & the 2019 Tampa mayoral election

A recent survey shows that former Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor has an overwhelming lead in the early going for the 2019 Tampa mayoral election. Her 37-point advantage over her next closest competitor (former County...

Chris King says his ‘bold and progressive’ plan as governor now includes abolishing the death penalty and legalizing recreational marijuana

Labeling it as “incredibly bold,” Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King unveiled a criminal justice reform package on Tuesday that included a call to end the death penalty and full support for the legalization of recreational...

MidPoint for Thursday, May 10 – MAPS executive director Rick Doblin

Rick Doblin is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a nonprofit and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses...

David Straz says running a retail campaign for Tampa mayor ‘is going to be pretty easy’

Philanthropist and former banker David Straz officially announced his candidacy for Tampa mayor on Monday night, unveiling a website that includes a statement and video about why he wants to lead the city in 2019....

MidPoint for Thursday, May 3- “Conspiracy” author Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday is the author of “Conspiracy: Peter Theil, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatony of Intrigue.” The book is a look at the events that led up to Hogan’s lawsuit against the website Gawker, a...

In West Tampa, Rick Scott celebrates the U.S. as a melting pot while wooing Puerto Rican voters

With more than 200,000 Puerto Ricans migrating to Florida in the aftermath of last fall’s Hurricane Maria, that already ascendant voting bloc in the Sunshine State has become an even more significant voting demographic as...

Next official Democratic gubernatorial debate to take place in Largo

The next official debate featuring the four Democratic candidates for governor will take place at Pinellas Park High School auditorium in Largo on June 9. It it tentatively scheduled to run from 5 p.m. to...

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