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Main Casualty in the Alvarez-Valdes Florida House Contest: Janet Cruz

August 22, 2018 - 10:30am
Janet Cruz

Susan Valdes, the early favorite in the Democratic primary race for Florida House District 62, has run a gaffe-riddled campaign but she won’t be branded the biggest loser if opponent Michael Alvarez pulls an upset next Tuesday.

That honor will belong to outgoing state Rep. Janet Cruz, who represents at present the Tampa district. The term-limited Cruz is challenging incumbent Republican state Sen. Dana Young in District 18.

Transportation Experts Slam Hillsborough Light Rail Plans, Higher Sales Tax

August 6, 2018 - 4:00pm

A group of nationally recognized transportation experts lambasted a Hillsborough County special interest referendum Saturday, calling for a 1 percent sales tax increase to finance a mish mosh of transit options including an obsolete light rail system.

Dana Young Is Going Full Throttle While Janet Cruz Uses the Cloak of Invisibility

August 3, 2018 - 9:45am

With the 2018 general election just three months away, incumbent state Sen. Dana Young has taken to the hustings, appearing at panel discussions, campaign events, and fundraisers.

Unlikely Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn Offers Himself for Lieutenant Governor

July 23, 2018 - 6:00am
Bob Buckhorn

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is actively seeking the second spot on the Democratic gubernatorial ticket, but such a candidacy would bring more baggage than benefit.

Tampa Bay Rays' New Stadium Presentation Strikes Out

July 11, 2018 - 11:00am
Well-to-do whites showed up

Unveiling of plans for a shiny new $892 million stadium in Ybor City by the Tampa Bay Rays organization Tuesday struck out on the key question: a funding source.

Tampa Mayor Talked about Gunning Down Journalists a Year before Capital Gazette Massacre

July 9, 2018 - 9:30am
Bob Buckhorn fires blanks from a .50-caliber machine gun from a rigid hull inflatable boat.

A year before a crazed shooter massacred five newsroom workers at the Annapolis Capital Gazette on June 28, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn mused publicly about gunning down journalists.

Florida Democratic Party Continues to Alienate Progressives, Risking Entire Ticket

July 2, 2018 - 8:30am
Alex Sink and Alan Clendenin

The Florida Democratic Party is going all-in on marginalization of its progressive wing, risking its only statewide officeholder, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, any chance of recapturing the governorship, and pickup opportunities in the Florida Legislature.

'Unity' Confab Fizzles; Janet Cruz Campaign in Shambles

May 31, 2018 - 6:00am

By any measure, the Janet Cruz Campaign for State Senate’s so-called “unity” event last Thursday in South Tampa was a failure. Worse, it was an embarrassment.

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