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Will Janet Cruz upset progressives in Tampa?

by The 100 Companies

Foiled by a GOP candidate in her first re-election race to the Florida Senate, Janet Cruz quickly pivoted to Tampa City Council, in a race for the District 3 seat currently held by Lynn Hurtak.

Hurtak, appointed following a resignation, has been popular among Tampa progressives, but will face a major fight against Cruz, whose political and fundraising prowess will likely make for a competitive and arguably expensive race.

Hurtak has often been a vote against Mayor Jane Castor’s priorities while Cruz likely won’t – her daughter, Ana Cruz, is Castor’s long-time partner, making this race a possible referendum on Castor.

– Staff report, Florida Politics 

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