Neil Combee Ross Spano Beats Out Neil Combee To Be Republican Nominee For U.S. Rep Seat By Roberto Roldan • Aug 28, 2018 Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media State Representative Ross Spano of Brandon will be the Republican candidate running to replace retiring U.S. Representative Dennis Ross. Adam Putnam Sweeps Chamber Straw Polls In Tampa, Lakeland By Roberto Roldan • Aug 15, 2018 Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media Early voting is already underway for the August 28th primaries, but new straw polls in Tampa and Lakeland gauged how candidates may fair in November's general election. Republican Heavyweights Lead The Pack In Primary Race To Replace U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross By Roberto Roldan • Aug 8, 2018 Courtesy of the office of Dennis Ross When U.S. Representative Dennis Ross announced his retirement back in April, he caused a stampede of candidates to enter the race for his seat. Candidates Vie To Replace Neil Combee In Special Election By Roberto Roldan • Apr 30, 2018 Ricky Shirah/Facebook; Josie Tomkow/Facebook Voters in Northeastern Polk County will head to the polls on Tuesday for a special election to replace former state Representative Neil Combee. Bill Takes College Searches Out Of Sunshine By Jim Ash • Mar 11, 2015 Fallout from the appointment of Florida State University President John Thrasher continued Tuesday as a House panel voted to take the academic recruiting process behind closed doors.