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Ford blankets GB

January 17, 2007

House District 3 candidate Clay Ford has begun his door-to-door campaign. He has blanketed much of his base area Gulf Breeze leaving flyers at most doors. His message is his experience in public service makes him…

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Springfest R.I.P.

January 17, 2007

Troy Moon reported the death of Springfest in the daily newspaper today. This comes as no surprise considering the 2006 event was cancelled and no word has been mentioned about it in the past six months.…

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Gas may dip below $2

January 16, 2007

Reuters reports: Oil prices plunged nearly 4 percent to below $51 a barrel on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia said OPEC production cuts were working well and there was no need for an emergency meeting of the…

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Crist rewards campaign team

January 16, 2007

The Herald-Tribune reports today the hefty bonuses Charlie Crist gave his winning campaign team: George LeMieuxm,  Chief of Staff $200K Arlene DiBenigno, Political dtr $100K Vivian Myrtetus, Communications dtr $74K Jim Rimes, Operation dtr $46K. Two…

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Scarborough won’t split hospitals

January 16, 2007

George Scarborough is winning over many of the same Baptist Hospital docs that supported Holly Benson so heavily. Both Collier Merrill and his brother Joe are board members at Sacred Heart. Some political insiders were trying…

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ECUA still silent on Main St plan

January 16, 2007

County has reduced its request on landfill contract to 10 years with CPI adjustments annually. ECUA is still holding out. Not sure whether stumbling block is Exec. Director Steve Sorrell or Board member Larry Walker. By…

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Skip Hunter did consider

January 16, 2007

One person who has kicked around running for House District 3 is Skip Hunter. Hunter once ran for Florida Insurance Commissioner. Made his fortune in insurance. Last August, he and his wife donated $1 million to…

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Another endorsement for Campbell

January 16, 2007

Representing Escambia County Area Transit (Bus/Trolley Operators, Customer Service Reps, & Maintenance) Pensacola Bay Transportation (Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties – Drivers & Mechanics) Board of County Commissioners Escambia County, Florida (Blue Collar Workers – Classified…

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GOP House candidates to speak

January 16, 2007

On Monday, January 22, 11;30 a.m., at the New World Landing, the Escambia Federated Republican Women’s Club will be hosting discussions with candidates Clay Ford, Lyn Hart, and George Scarborough who are running for State Representative,…

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Labor Union backs Campbell

January 14, 2007

Northwest Florida Federation of Labor (CLC) Affiliated with AFL-CIO 3300 N. Pace Blvd., Suites 309 & 311, Pensacola, Florida 32505 (850) 435-1516 office / 433-1991 fax PRESS RELEASE   To:                   Media Outlets From:               Amelia Nanez-Gonzales, Recording…

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Joe Roberts might run for House Dist. 3

January 14, 2007

An email Joe – Democratic candidate for Congress in 2006: Several local leaders have encouraged me to run for the District 3 House seat vacated by Holly Benson. My purpose in seeking public office is to…

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Food for thought

January 13, 2007

Whoever is elected to House District 3 will be able to serve 10 years – that is if they can get elected four times. That means the winner in Feb. 2007 will have an excellent chance…

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Ford first Rep to turn in petitions

January 12, 2007

The campaign office of Clay Ford notified us that Ford is the first GOP candidate for House District 3 to turn enough petition signatures to qualify to run.…

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Escambia County wage survey

January 12, 2007

Thru public records request found out: Top Four jobs that Escambia Co. pay less than the market: Conflict Resolution Mgr Esc: $31,930 Mkt: $65,378 -104.8% Communications Coordinator Esc: $28,783 Mkt: $47,777 -66% Pilot Esc: $43,733 Mkt:…