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St. Pete heads to the polls, possibly ending the battle of the Ricks

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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.

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Rick Baker supporters make big push in Midtown on final weekend of primary campaign

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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.

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Barack Obama endorses Rick Kriseman’s re-election

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Former President Barack Obama is throwing his support behind St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman.

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Donald Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

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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.

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Senate Republicans’ Spanish ad says Bill Nelson ‘supports murderers’

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is being targeted in a new Spanish-language radio commercial accusing him of being soft on Cuba and for expressing admiration for former Venezuela dictator Hugo Chávez, and charging he supports murderers.

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Jack Latvala hires prominent GOP ad maker Fred Davis

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While not yet official a candidate for Florida governor, state Sen. Jack Latvala has made a major hire: Fred Davis, who was once described as the “GOP’s most notorious ad man.” 

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Democratic ad attempts to link Rick Baker to Donald Trump

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With Rick Kriseman trailing Rick Baker in the latest poll of St. Petersburg’s mayoral race, the Florida Democratic Party is paying for a new ad linking the former mayor with President Donald Trump. Whether national politics will trickle down to the local level is something the Kriseman team is banking on, though it hasn’t been reflected yet in the polls.

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