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Brian Cole

Brian C. Cole expanded his writing talents for Examiner.com. Politically Brian discovered the Libertarian Party and its commitment to free markets, free trade, social tolerance and non-intervention abroad. Currently, Brian serves as the Region 8 Representative to the Libertarian Party of Florida for Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. He also works as Vice-Chairman for the Libertarian Party of Hillsborough County. Passionate about rugby Brian became one of the players for the Tampa Bay Krewe Rugby and writes regularly about Florida rugby events. Brian is a huge music fan, preferring songs that utilize actual instruments over the computer-generated tracks that tend to dominate too many of the mainstream radio stations today. He updates fans on different music events, especially in the central Florida area.

By Brian Cole On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Reed College protesters shut down finance office, demand school cut ties to Wells Fargo over their ‘racist ties’

Reed College in Portland, Oregon has placed no-contact orders against a group of student protesters after they harassed a staff member during an occupation of the university treasurer’s office and blocked the More...

By Brian Cole On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Brian Williams suspended, Americans’ distrust of media worsens

Following Tuesday evening’s announcement of Brian Williams’ six-month suspension from NBC Nightly News, due to Williams’ either “misrembering” the events or simply misleading viewers about More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Libertarian Adrian Wyllie moves to Libery First Network lobbyist role

Less than two weeks after making history in his campaign for Governor of the State of Florida(Facebook page link), Adrian Wyllie announced Monday, Nov. 17, that he has accepted a lobbyist position with the Liberty More...

By Brian Cole On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Dean Ridings, GMMB, Florida Press accused of manipulating criteria to help Charlie Crist, Democrats

Adrian Wyllie, Libertarian candidate for governor of Florida, is calling into question the relationship between Dean Ridings, the Florida Press Association (FPA) the Democratic Party of Florida, and possibly Charlie More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Libertarian Adrian Wyllie opens campaign HQ as Florida governor race heats up

Saturday afternoon’s (Sept. 6) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Adrian Wyllie for Governor Campaign Office in New Port Richey, Fla., space donated by Lieutenant Governor Greg Roe, honored the hard work of Wyllie’s More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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‘Paying their way’ into the political process matters most to Florida press

On the afternoon of Saturday, July 5, two of Florida’s biggest mainstream media organizations, the Florida Press Association (FPA) and the Florida Society of News Editors (FSNE) finally admitted, albeit inadvertently, More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Lucas Overby to be lone challenger to David Jolly as Democrat drops out of race

Due to an unforeseen set of circumstances in the last two days, Libertarian Congressional Candidate Lucas Overby, who had originally intended to wait until 2016 to run for the Congressional District 13 (CD–13) More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Libertarian Adrian Wyllie confirmed for Florida gubernatorial debate

Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Adrian Wyllie scored a major victory on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 29, as he secured an official invitation to the state of Florida’s biggest gubernatorial debate. photo/Wyllieforgovernor.com The More...

By Brian Cole On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Gubernatorial Candidate Adrian Wyllie Keynote speaker for Oath Keepers event

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie, who according to recent poling is receiving around 16 percent of support from Florida Voters, will serve as the Keynote Speaker at the Jacksonville Oath Keepers Meeting More...

By Brian Cole On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Pretty Reckless, Chevelle, Avenged Sevenfold top Rock chart, coming to 98 RockFest

98 RockFest acts Pretty Reckless and Chevelle, who occupy Number One and number two, respectively, and headliner Avenged Sevenfold who ranks at number five and twelve, help dominate the top of this week’s More...

By Brian Cole On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Arctic Monkeys still top Alternative Rock Chart with ‘Do I Wanna Know’

TAMPA ROCK MUSIC EXAMINER: The Arctic Monkeys celebrate their ninth week at Number One on the Alternative Rock Chart with “Do I Wanna Know?”. The song holds onto a huge lead over the number two track, Cage More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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The Pretty Reckless ‘Heaven Knows’ tops Active Rock Radio Chart

The Pretty Reckless’ “Heaven Knows” repeats at Number One on this week’s Active Rock Radio Chart. Between March 16 and March 22, the song gained an additional 399,000 impressions from the total for March More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Tampa Bay Krewe tops Daytona, headed to postseason

TAMPA BAY RUGBY EXAMINER: The Tampa Bay Krewe Rugby Football Club’s (RFC)lopsided 72 to 24 home victory Saturday afternoon (March 22) against the Daytona Beach Coconuts RFC, combined with the Miami “Bumblebees” More...

By Brian Cole On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Avenged Sevenfold keeps top spot on Active Rock chart with ‘Shepherd of Fire’

For the eighth straight week Avenged Sevenfold’s record, “Shepherd of Fire” remains the most heard track at Active Rock Radio. According to All Access, the song amassed 6.357 million impressions for the seven-day More...

By Brian Cole On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Arctic Monkeys continue to top alternative charts with ‘Do I Wanna Know’

For the seventh straight week Arctic Monkey’s smash “Do I Wanna Know?” is the most-listened-to track at Alternative Rock Radio. For the week running from March 2 to March 8, data from Mediabase and reported More...

By Brian Cole On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Lady Antebellum’s ‘Compass’ edges out Jason Aldean for top spot on Country Music chart

As the tracking period from March 2 through March 8 ended, Mediabase data provided to All Access shows Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” barely edged out Jason Aldean’s “When She Says Baby” for the Number More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Cole Swindell tops this week’s Country Chart, beating out Jason Aldean

This Tampa Bay Rock Examiner bonus article provides information about the Top 30 songs at Country Radio across America between Feb. 16 and Feb. 22. As with the Rock Music articles, Mediabase provided the data More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Shepherd of Fire’ still rules Active Rock radio

Avenged Sevenfold’s “Shepherd of Fire” rules Active Rock radio for a fifth consecutive week. According to data provided to All Access by Mediabase, “Shepherd of Fire” accumulated 6.528 million impressions More...

By Brian Cole On Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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Libertarians David Hester, Brian Cole speak out against new city ordinance, ‘force of government to ruin competition’

David Hester, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Hillsborough County (LPHC), and Brian C. Cole, Vice-Chairman of the LPHC, spoke out against the Tampa City Council’s proposal requiring an earlier closing More...

By Brian Cole On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Libertarian Party rallies massive fundraising to get Lucas Overby on ballot

BREAKING NEWS – EXAMINER: A weekend campaign money bomb, coupled with a generous donation from the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) worked together Monday evening (Nov. 18) to secure Overby’s slot on the More...


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