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Former police chief Goliath “Go” Davis co-hosting Rick Baker’s first campaign event this weekend

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Former St. Petersburg Police Chief Goliath Davis is among the hosts of Rick Baker‘s first campaign event set for Saturday. The event includes a picnic at Lake Maggiore Park between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Baker announced Tuesday he is challenging incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman to win back the job he held from 2001-2010. Other officials listed on a promotional flier include a host of retired and present black officers who were part of a generation who served at a time of improved race relations at the agency.…

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Announcing another bid for St. Pete mayor, Rick Baker savages Rick Kriseman

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Speaking in impassioned tones Tuesday, former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker is ready to tangle head on against incumbent Rick Kriseman. “You’re going to hear a lot about Republicans and Democrats over the next few months,” Baker said as he formally announced his bid for mayor on the steps of St. Pete City Hall. “Because that’s that’s the only thing they have.” Baker was referring to earlier statements from Kriseman’s campaign manager about Baker’s support for Republicans like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin…

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Rick Kriseman launches first TV ad for re-election campaign

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After announcing this week that he has raised more than $400,000 for his re-election, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is spending some of that cash on the first television ad of the campaign. The ad (called “Moving Forward”) features the mayor briskly walking through various parts of St. Pete, alluding to his work on issues that were front-and-center when he defeated then-incumbent Bill Foster in 2013.  Specifically, he refers to the Pier, the future of the Tampa Bay Rays stadium issue, and a new…

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The case against Rick Baker running for St. Petersburg mayor

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As coy as he has been with the local media and as busy as he is promoting the Rowdies referendum, Rick Baker is almost certain to run for St. Petersburg mayor this year. Last week, Baker was in Tallahassee for a series of not-exactly-clandestine meetings with top Republican donors like Brian Ballard and Nick Iarossi. Baker’s biggest cheerleader in the capital, state Sen. Jeff Brandes, set up the meetings. Baker does not particularly enjoy fundraising; At least not as much…

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Jacob Smith says intensity of electorate will help Rick Kriseman win re-election

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Rick Kriseman will make his case re-election this year, mostly based upon the progress St. Petersburg has made since his inauguration as mayor in January 2014. “We came in with a lot of really big, sort of thorny projects, and the mayor has taken a lot of them by the horns and made them happen,” says Jacob Smith, Kriseman’s newly minted campaign manager. Among those “thorny” projects are a pathway toward a new Pier, the upcoming groundbreaking for a new police station and what…

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I really don’t know Kevin King

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I really don’t know Kevin King, the Chief of Staff to Mayor Rick Kriseman. I believe — and Kevin can correct me if I am wrong — the last time he and I spoke was in early 2006. It was after my spiral from politics, when I was waiting tables at a now-defunct joint on Fourth Street. If I remember correctly, Kevin was charitable to me, probably feeling sorry for my station in life at the time. He was soon to become, if not already, the go-to…

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In campaign kickoff speech, Rick Kriseman aims to take St. Petersburg to next level

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Rick Kriseman says he ran for Mayor four years ago because he felt that the big issues in St. Petersburg weren’t being addressed. Kicking off his re-election campaign Wednesday night, he said, “It’s so important to keep our foot on the gas pedal.” “This is a time that’s really important for the city of St. Petersburg,” Kriseman told a crowd of around 100 supporters who filled in the courtyard of Three Birds Tavern on 4th Street. “We have a lot of big issues that…

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