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2008 Election

Former DOJ Civil Rights violated federal law

January 30, 2009

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice released a report on the hiring practices of the former head of its Civil Rights Division by the DOJ Inspector General Glenn Fine and Office of Professional Responsibility chief…

Cool picture of the Inauguration

January 24, 2009

Photographer David Bergman has a 1474 megapixel photo of President Obama’s Inaugral address. You can focus on any face in the crowd…just give it a second or two for the faces to come into focus. This…

Sorry, Obama’s birth certificate is real

January 21, 2009

Despite persistent Internet rumors to the contrary, the St. Petersburg Times stands firm on its conclusion that Barack Obama was indeed born in the United States. Their investigation went further than simply accepting a copy of…

White House gets new website

January 21, 2009

The Obama techie team has been hard at work redesigning the White House website. Check it out – here…

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Misdemeanors, maybe

December 16, 2008

The possible illegal campaign contributions by the Pensacola Port Users Association could lead to certain city council candidates being charged with misdemeanor crimes. In Florida, it is illegal for candidates to solicit campaign contributions from non-profit…

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Johnson wins, Marty gone

November 26, 2008

Larry B. Johnson took an early lead in the City Council District 4 run-off and never looked back. He beat incumbent Marty Donovan, 1296-819. Donovan got 37% of the vote in the Nov. 4 General Election.…

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Halcorp gives Townsend $750, too

November 24, 2008

Councilman Ronald Townsend also got $750 from Halcorp and its officers during this last campaign reporting period. Interestingly, fellow Councilman Marty Donovan gave him $150. Townsend reports that he spent $328.72 on food and drink, $100…

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Johnson raises $10,983.02

November 24, 2008

Larry B. Johnson, who is facing Councilman Marty Donovan in a run-off tomorrow, reported a whopping $10,983.02 in contributions for this last report. Here’s the list of contributors: Pensacola Professional Firefig,$500,Check Southern Eclectic LLC,$500,Check Michael Parker,$133,Check…

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Halcorp gives Donovan $750 before council vote

November 24, 2008

Councilman Marty Donovan got another $750 from Halcorp and its officers prior to the Nov. 20 vote to extend their lease at the Port of Pensacola. The funds were deposited into his campaign account on Nov.…

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District 1 expenses

November 20, 2008

P.C. Wu: $3,832.70 Votes: 3,197 City of Pensacola: $189.98, filing fees Escambia County General Fund: $30.00, voter information WalMart: $24.51, labels, pens Postmaster: $215.00, postage WalMart: $24.00, labels Postmaster: $252.00, postage OfficeMax: $33.31, ink cartridge Domain…

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District 9 campaign expenses

November 19, 2008

Megan Pratt $37,984.65, Vote: 17,859 Postage: $16,659.86 Printing: $12,368.11 Yard signs: $5,136.00 T-shirts: $1,358.37 Mailing: $1,108.43 Party food: $430.43 Filing fee: $189.98 Newspaper ad: $176.00 Photos: $150.00 Team meeting food: $111.17 Petty Cash: $100.00 Post office…

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Pensacola Mayoral Race

November 18, 2008

Mike Wiggins Total: $25,0170.90 Votes: 16,065 Ad Agency: $8,581.63 Mail service: $5,889.54 Postcards: $3,999.14 Website: $2,000.00 Postage: $1,608.43 Fundraiser: $1,459.50 PNJ ad: $730.00 Photography: $375.00 Filing fees: $283.38 Data management: $130.10 Envelopes: $89.17 Parade fee: $25.00…