Ever since Rick Baker entered the mayoral race in St. Petersburg in May, incumbent Rick Kriseman has been on the defensive – about sewage, the Manhattan Casino, the Pier, and seemingly everything else under the sunshine. Those issues will undoubtedly reverberate as the mayoral race continues into the fall, but Kriseman was completely on offense when he took to the state at the State Theater Tuesday night when a runoff was guaranteed (but before he knew he had collected 69…
The polls have former St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker fluctuating around six to eight percent ahead of current mayor Rick Kriseman in the race to the city’s next mayor. That’s a solid lead, but a bit short of the 50 percent threshold Baker must cross to avoid a runoff. Most learned pundits seem to believe that’s where this race is headed. I know that’s sound logic, but I’ll crawl out on a limb and say after the ballots are counted today, it…
George W. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy.
When polls close at 7 p.m. in St. Petersburg’s mayoral primary, the question is not who received the most votes, but whether former mayor Rick Baker reached the fifty percent-plus-one vote threshold to win the race outright.
Supporters of Rick Baker canvassed neighborhoods in St. Petersburg’s Midtown three days before voters, at least the ones who have not already voted, head to polls to determine who will be mayor for the next four years.
Former President Barack Obama is throwing his support behind St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman.
In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events for this year’s Kennedy Center Honors arts awards so honorees can celebrate “without any political distraction,” the White House announced Saturday.