THE BUZZ: FLORIDA POLITICS

Jim Coats, former Pinellas sheriff, criticized Peter Nehr on his Internet cafe ties.

Campaign attacks heat up in Pinellas County Commission races

The cordiality couldn't last. With days to go until Tuesday's primary, what had been a couple of relatively polite Pinellas County Commission races have turned a bit ugly. The week started with state Sen. Jack Latvala urging voters in an open letter to pick someone other than former state Rep. Peter Nehr in the cro …

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Get to know the candidates

Each election cycle, the Tampa Bay Times profiles candidates in all of the races. You'll find the candidates' positions on the issues and get to know more about their background. Before you vote, be sure to read these profiles for all of the 2014 candidates. The primary is Aug. 26, and the main election is Nov. 4.