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Justin Bean says he’s excited to take his candidacy citywide

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Justin Bean isn’t exactly certain who he’ll be competing against in the St. Petersburg City Council District 6 race, but he says he can’t wait to debate the issues facing St. Petersburg with whomever he eventually faces. “There won’t be eight of us, so you can’t hide if you don’t know the issues,” the 30-year-old businessman said shortly after 8 p.m Tuesday  outside the Galley, the downtown watering hole where friends of Bean gathered to watch the election returns. Bean…

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Justin Bean, Gina Driscoll finish one-two in St. Pete District 6 race; Recount likely

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An eight-person field has narrowed to Justin Bean and Gina Driscoll in the St. Petersburg City Council District 6 race. They will face off in 10 weeks to succeed term-limited Karl Nurse. Robert Blackmon came in an extremely close third, behind Driscoll by only four votes, setting off an automatic recount.

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St. Pete District 6 voters get their say on City Council hopefuls

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An eight-person field in the St. Petersburg District 6 City Council race will become a two-person race after Tuesday night. But it’s far from certain who those two candidates will be, at least until returns begin trickling in starting 7 p.m.

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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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An anticlimactic finish to St. Petersburg’s mayoral race? Or is Rick Kriseman closing on Rick Baker?

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In one week, St. Petersburg residents will know whether Rick Baker is returning to City Hall for a third term as mayor or if incumbent Rick Kriseman lives to fight another day. Whether Baker wins the August 29 primary outright is really the only drama left to unfold in what has turned out to be, at least compared to the previous two mayoral races, an anticlimactic affair.

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City Council candidates Robert Blackmon, Jim Jackson exchange attacks during radio forum

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St. Petersburg District 6 candidates Robert Blackmon and Jim Jackson appeared on WMNF’s MidPoint program Thursday, where Blackmon took several verbal shots at Jackson, accusing him of a lack of awareness about what’s going in District, while Jackson spoke critically of Mayor Rick Kriseman’s handling of the sewage crisis. Blackmon and Jackson are two of the eight people running to replace a term limited Karl Nurse in November. Early voting is currently underway for the August 29 primary; the two top…

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Bill Foster backs Robert Blackmon in City Council race

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Real estate investor Robert Blackmon is former St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster’s choice in the crowded District 6 City Council race. “I’m supporting Robert Blackmon because he has the vision and leadership our citizens deserve on city council,” Foster said. “I’m proud to support Robert Blackmon because he understands the issues important to our community and is committed to rising to the challenges and opportunities St. Petersburg presents.” Blackmon is one of eight candidates vying to succeed Karl Nurse in a district…

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