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Mail ballots heading to St. Pete voters Tuesday

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Mail ballots are heading out to St. Petersburg voters for the Nov. 7 general election, which will decide the city’s next mayor as well as three seats on the City Council.

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Candidate forums announced for St. Pete Mayor, City Council

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Candidates for St. Petersburg mayor and three City Council races will face off with two city-sponsored forums set for September.

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Democrats say Trump link may have helped swing St. Pete mayoral race

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A virtual tie between St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and challenger Rick Baker in a mayoral primary Tuesday has left Florida Democrats giddy and Republicans groping for ways to rebrand their candidate. Baker, a Republican former mayor who remained wildly popular years after leaving office, led Kriseman in polls and fundraising throughout the campaign.

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Equality Florida revels in Rick Kriseman’s showing

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It may have been close, but for St. Petersburg’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Tuesday’s mayoral primary proved a significant victory. And it gave the LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Florida a chance to boast.

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St. Pete mayoral race goes into OT: Runoff election needed

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St. Petersburg’s “battle of the two Ricks” is not over yet. Voters have made their choice in the primary, advancing former two-term Mayor Rick Baker and first-term Mayor Rick Kriseman to the November election.  Baker led for most of the evening Tuesday; but in the end, he slipped behind with 48.23 percent of the vote (27,253 ballots cast); Kriseman, the incumbent who trailed the race consistently in both fundraising and polling, took a slight lead with a much-better-than-anticipated 48.36 percent…

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Nearly 34K early ballots cast ahead of St. Pete primary

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On the day before St. Petersburg’s mayoral and City Council District 6 primaries, nearly 34,000 ballots have already been cast. Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark posted updated vote-by-mail numbers showing that, as of Monday morning, 67,820 mail ballots have been sent, with just under 50 percent – 33,896 – have returned. By party, 16,383 Democrats, 11,823 Republicans and 5,690 NPR/other have cast votes. With mayoral-only ballots, as of Friday, 29,842 have returned of the 59,000 mailed (just under…

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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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