Race for Pinellas Senate seat getting nasty early

June 16, 2012, (Written by Steve Bousquet – Tampa Bay Times).  TALLAHASSEE — The battle between a pair of Pinellas County House members for an open Senate seat is getting mean, and it’s just getting started. Reps. Jeff Brandes and Jim Frishe both want to be the new senator from District 22, which takes in South Pinellas and a chunk of Tampa.

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