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2017 Municipal Elections

Darden Rice launches first TV ad for City Council re-election campaign

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St. Petersburg City Council Chair Darden Rice released her first TV ad of the general election Tuesday, highlighting her work as well as the city’s resiliency during and after Hurricane Irma.

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Charlie Gerdes backs Gina Driscoll for St. Pete City Council

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District 6 candidate Gina Driscoll announced an endorsement Tuesday from one of her would-be colleagues on the St. Petersburg City Council.

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Rick Kriseman’s get-out-the-vote effort at full swing

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said his get-out-the-vote efforts are in full swing just hours ahead of when voters are set to hit the polls to decide if he will get another term as the city’s top elected official. “Every day to election day we are having the conversations that matter with the voters in this city. We are talking with folks from every neighborhood and zip code about how far we’ve come these past four years and the future…

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City Council candidate Robert Blackmon adds two endorsements ahead of Election Day

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St. Petersburg City Council candidate Robert Blackmon announced endorsements Thursday from a former council member and the chair of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority.

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Rick Baker announces endorsements from 40 St. Pete pastors and religious leaders

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The Rick Baker campaign announced Thursday that the mayoral candidate has received endorsements from 40 Midtown and Child’s Park pastors and religious leaders.

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Former Safety Harbor Mayor Joe Ayoub wants his old job back

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Joe Ayoub has launched a campaign for Mayor of Safety Harbor. Ayoub, a former Safety Harbor mayor and commission member, says he brings a record of balancing the budget, working with all sides to solve issues and a commonsense plan for managing progress while maintaining Safety Harbor’s small town charm. “It was an honor and privilege to serve as Safety Harbor’s Mayor in 2013 and previously as a commissioner for six years,” Ayoub said. “We accomplished a lot and I’m…

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