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Darden Rice backing Gina Driscoll for St. Pete City Council

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Darden Rice has become the third member of the St. Petersburg City Council to endorse Gina Driscoll in the race for the District 6 seat. Joining Karl Nurse and Charlie Gerdes in backing their fellow Democrat, Rice says that Driscoll is a proven leader and consensus builder. “District 6 needs an open-hearted and open-minded leader who listens, and Gina is genuinely committed to making St. Pete an even more inclusive and welcoming place for everyone,” says Rice in a statement. “She is…

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Charlie Gerdes backs Gina Driscoll for St. Pete City Council

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District 6 candidate Gina Driscoll announced an endorsement Tuesday from one of her would-be colleagues on the St. Petersburg City Council.

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Rick Kriseman shifts to offense as St. Pete mayoral race heads to run-off

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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…

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Charlie Gerdes surprised by ‘unfactual’ rhetoric in St. Pete campaigns

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There’s been a lot of talk in this year’s mayoral and City Council races about how St. Petersburg is not doing enough to create affordable housing. Charlie Gerdes thinks that’s bunk.

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More endorsements come rolling in for Darden Rice’s re-election

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St. Petersburg City Council Chair Darden Rice is announcing an extended list of new endorsements Thursday for her District 4 re-election bid. As a popular first-term Council member and longtime civic activist, Rice enjoys a wellspring of support from elected officials, colleagues and well-wishers on both the local and state levels. The growing list of endorsements includes several prominent local elected officials: State Sen. Darryl Rouson, State Reps. Ben Diamond and Wengay Newton, as well as St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman,…

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St. Pete Council moves to keep big money out of city campaigns

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St. Petersburg’s City Council took a step toward enacting far-reaching campaign finance reform, which could go well beyond what any other U.S. city has done before. On a 4-3 vote, council members supported a proposal that would require corporations that spend more than $5,000 in city elections to certify they are not entirely or partly owned by foreign interests above certain thresholds. The measure also would put a $5,000 limit on individual contributions to Super PACs that spend money on city…

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At campaign appearance, Rick Kriseman says the election is all about moving St. Pete forward

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To a cheering crowd of supporters Friday night, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman expressed what will be undoubtedly the predominant theme of his re-election campaign this summer. Kriseman said the election between himself and former Mayor Rick Baker is a simple choice: whether citizens want to keep moving forward or go back in time. “It’s about us deciding as a community who we want to be,” the mayor told more than a hundred people who crammed into a house on North Dr. Martin Luther King…

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