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In new ad, Rick Baker takes credit for making St. Pete cool

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Meet Rick Baker 2.0. The former mayor has released a new television ad showing a quartet of St. Pete residents gathered around a restaurant table discussing the many attributes which have made the city a great place to live and work.

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Rick Baker on Rick Kriseman: ‘Out of touch with African-American community’

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Gentrification in the South side of St. Petersburg has been a major campaign issue this summer, and Rick Kriseman‘s decision to select the owner of the Pipo’s chain of Cuban restaurants to operate out of the historic Manhattan Casino has been seized upon by the Rick Baker campaign over the last week leading up to Tuesday’s primary election. “I think Rick Kriseman is completely out of touch with the African-American community,” Baker said Tuesday when asked if he agreed with a similar statement…

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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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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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So who exactly is the HNIC of St. Petersburg? A white guy’s analysis

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At a recent press conference, Seville Brown, Deveron Gibbons and other prominent members of the African American community expressed their outrage at Kathleen Ford’s reference to Dr. Goliath Davis as the HNIC — an acronym which stands for Head Negro in Charge (as first explained to white folks in the movie “Lean On Me”): At certain points in the press conference, Mr. Brown sounded upset, not at Kathleen Ford’s use of the term HNIC, but at her assumption that Go…

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