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Ben Diamond rakes in endorsements from Pinellas County Democrats

Diamond faces fellow Democrats Eric Lynn and Michele Rayner-Goolsby in the Primary. Rep. Ben Diamond has raked in several endorsements from notable Pinellas County Democrats in his bid for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Diamond’s supporters include Pinellas County Commissioners Pat Gerard and Janet Long, who also joined Diamond for his...
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Ben Diamond clears $250K in first 4 weeks of CD 13 bid

Diamond's contributors include a 94-year old retiree who sent a note. Rep. Ben Diamond has raised more than $250,000 for his congressional bid in just four weeks, his campaign announced Thursday. Diamond, a St. Petersburg Democrat, is running in Florida’s 13th Congressional District to succeed U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, who...
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Lindsay Cross jumps into HD 68 race to replace Ben Diamond

This won't be Cross' first campaign. Environmental scientist Lindsay Cross is running for Florida House District 68, she announced Friday in an email to supporters. Cross is seeking the seat currently held by Rep. Ben Diamond, who is not running for reelection to instead seek Florida’s 13th Congressional District. “Our...
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Interview: Ben Diamond

Ben Diamond joined us for the May 23 airing of Political Connections. Use the video player above to watch the segment. Political Connections airs each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
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Ben Diamond endorses Gina Driscoll for another term on St. Pete City Council

Driscoll faces challengers Brett Vickers and Jevon Gammon. Recently announced Congressional candidate Ben Diamond is backing incumbent Gina Driscoll in her reelection bid for St. Petersburg City Council District 6. Diamond, currently serving as state Representative for District 68, credited his endorsement of Driscoll to her role in responding to...
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State Rep. Ben Diamond announces run for Charlie Crist's House seat

Now that Rep. Charlie Crist is officially running for governor, a candidate for Crist's congressional seat has stepped forward. State Rep. Ben Diamond (D-St. Petersburg) announced his run Monday for the District 13 House seat. The seat covers most of Pinellas County and its beaches, including St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park,...
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Ben Diamond announces bid for Charlie Crist’s congressional seat

ST. PETERSBURG — Ben Diamond, a Democratic state representative with deep roots in the Tampa Bay area, announced Monday he’s running for Congress. Diamond, 42, kicked off his campaign at an event at USF-St. Petersburg. surrounded by elected officials, including Pinellas County commissioners and St. Petersburg city council members. The seat he’s running for was recently vacated by Democrat Charlie Crist, who last week launched another campaign for governor.
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Rep. Ben Diamond announces campaign for U.S. Congress

State Rep. Ben Diamond announced his bid for U.S. Congress Monday, during a press conference at the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus. The 42-year-old Pinellas native is currently serving in the Florida House of Representatives, but will seek out the state’s seat for Congressional District 13 left vacant by Charlie Crist, who declared his third run for Governor of Florida in early May.
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Ben Diamond to run for Congress in 2022

May 10, 2021 - State Sen. Ben Diamond, a Democrat who represents St. Petersburg and part of Pinellas County, announced on Monday that he intends to run for Congress in the 2022 midterm elections. He will presumably seek the seat currently occupied by U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, who announced last week that he will run for governor. Diamond made the announcement in an email to supporters that included a campaign kickoff video.
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‘I can’t sit idly by’: Ben Diamond announces CD 13 bid

'It will be one of the most competitive congressional races in the nation — and one of the most expensive.'. Surrounded by Pinellas County politicos Monday morning, state Rep. Ben Diamond launched his campaign for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. “I feel a responsibility to acknowledge this moment,” the Pinellas County...
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Ben Diamond joins Dem primary for Charlie Crist’s U.S. House seat; joins national security expert Eric Lynn

Quality Journalism for Critical Times Now there are two Democrats running to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Charlie Crist — Eric Lynn, a former foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama, and Ben Diamond, a state House member from Pinellas County. Diamond announced his candidacy on Monday via a biographic video on his Twitter feed and during […] The post Ben Diamond joins Dem primary for Charlie Crist’s U.S. House seat; joins national security expert Eric Lynn appeared first on Florida Phoenix.
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Political Party with Adam Smith: Focus on the future with state Rep. Ben Diamond

This week’s guest on Political Party with Adam Smith, state Rep. Ben Diamond, is poised to face a bunch of intriguing political and life choices. It looks increasingly likely that U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, will vacate his south Pinellas Congressional seat to run for Congress in 2022, which also happens to be when state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, will vacate his state Senate seat. This means Diamond likely faces the choice of staying put and becoming the Florida House Democratic Leader in 2022, running for state senate, or running for a rare open congressional seat.