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Governor's race is sure to be a spirited one

Tampabay.com posted news of Gov. Charlie Crist's decision to run for the U.S. Senate shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

In approximately two hours, the blog drew nearly 30 comments featuring a mix of praise and dissent from virtually every camp: left, moderate and right.

This Senate battle will be the most intriguing in state history. I'm going to love every minute of the spirited debate. …

I'm not crazy about the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office cutting 100 jobs, but I like that Sheriff Jim Coats is staging a series of forums to address concerns. …

Seen on a church marquee: Need A New Life. God Takes Trade-Ins. …

Former Bucs players Ryan Nece and Shelton Quarles once again honor 25 deserving mothers at the Best Moms in the Bay breakfast on May 21 at Lowry Park Zoo's Reilly's Reserve. The easy task is submitting a nomination by May 7 on ryannece.com or sheltonquarles.org. Narrowing the list to 25 is difficult for Quarles and Nece. …

Speaking of mothers, the Millennium Mentors of Tampa Bay will host a happy hour and raffle to support the Manicures for Moms program Friday from 5-9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Ybor City. …

Kudos to Durant High's Somer Harvey, who graduates Friday during Hills­borough Community College commencement ceremonies. Yes, you read that right. Through a dual-enrollment program, Harvey, 17, earned an associate's degree while preparing to graduate with honors from Durant. …

My colleagues at the paper will enter Saturday's Dragon Boat Races. I would be with them rowing away, but I sprained my sacroiliac. Sort of. Hey, I'll be with you guys in spirit.

That's all I'm saying.

Governor's race is sure to be a spirited one 04/28/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 9:01pm]
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