March column: Money returned, complaint dismissed, press invades
Excerpts from William March's column in this Sunday's Tampa Tribune. Read the full column here.
Candidate in non-partisan Tampa council race returns $1,000 GOP donation
A Florida Elections Commission complaint has been filed over a county Republican Party campaign contribution to Tampa City Council candidate Jim Davison.
The complaint was filed by Hillsborough County Democratic Party Chairman Ione Townsend.
Good news and bad news for Montelione
Lisa Montelione, the Democratic Tampa City Council member who is challenging Republican District 63 state House member Shawn Harrison, got some good news and some bad news. The good news: endorsements by a raft of labor groups. The bad news: She didn't get endorsed by the Hillsborough County Democratic Party black caucus.
Ethics complaint against Jones dismissed
The Florida Commission on Ethics has dismissed a complaint against Republican property appraiser candidate Todd Jones over his initially incomplete financial disclosure form.
Foreign reporters swarm Hillsborough
Hillsborough County is being seen not just nationwide, but worldwide, as the epicenter of the Clinton-Trump battle. Local Democratic Party Chairman Ione Townsend says she's been swarmed for weeks by European, Asian and Latin American news teams looking for local contacts.