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The Blog for Thursday, August 24, 2006

Yesterday's News

    Here is the rest of the news we were unable to get to yesterday:.

    Harris Keeps Fighting

    "Once a rising star, Harris fights for credibility in Senate race".

    Good Luck

    "Sen. Al Lawson asked Gov. Jeb Bush Tuesday to help head off an eight-fold increase in life-insurance premiums for retired state employees."

    Lawson said he expects the governor to call a special session on property and casualty insurance in October or November - probably in October- so the current legislative leadership can deal with problems of rising insurance rates and shrinking availability of coverage after eight major hurricanes in two years.
    "Lawson asks for insurance help".


    "The national convention site team praises the Tampa Bay area, but gives no hint of its choice." "GOP left behind no clues".

    Straw Poll

    "Pinellas County's Republican Party held a straw poll for the Sept. 5 primary at their Victory 2006 picnic Sunday. Looks like the local GOP, at least, is with Katherine Harris." "Harris, Crist lead the field in Republican straw poll".

    Ad Fight

    "A political group bankrolled by U.S. Sugar Corp. has launched a new attack ad against Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jim Davis that raises questions about his attendance record in Congress and several votes. Davis campaign attorneys, citing inaccuracies about the Tampa congressman's record, are demanding the 30-second spot be taken off the air." "Ad campaign attacks Davis". See also "Davis campaign criticizes attack ad as inaccurate" and "As debate looms, rivals spar over campaign ad".

    Shaw = Bush

    "Klein has sought to tie Shaw to the president in a Palm Beach County-Broward County district that narrowly favored Democrats Al Gore and John Kerry over Bush in the past two presidential elections." "Klein ad links Shaw and Bush".

    HD 39

    "A retired teacher, a former Navy officer and a real-estate broker are vying to be the next state representative for Florida House District 39, a minority district with some of the region's worst crime and school dropout rates and many low-income households." "3 vying for House seat in troubled District 39".

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