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In Tampa, Rick Baker refuses to talk about partisanship in mayoral contest

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Before it’s all said and done, Rick Baker may open up about being a Republican. But, at this stage of the campaign for St. Petersburg mayor, Baker continues to avoid partisan politics. 

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Rick Kriseman to Rick Baker: ‘I’m greener than you’

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Saying that some issues are too important to be politicized and some crisis are too great to be ignored, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman fired back Thursday at Rick Baker, after the former mayor touted his environmental credentials in a new television ad. “I’ve been watching the ad that Rick Baker has been airing and, quite frankly, it smells worse than actual sewage,” Kriseman said at the beginning of a press conference staged at the Suncoast Sierra Club’s headquarters in…

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Rick Baker endorses Bill Foster

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From Sharockman: A press conference is about to begin on the steps of City Hall where Bill Foster is expected to announce the endorsements of Mayor Rick Baker and former mayors David Fischer, Bob Ulrich, and Randy Wedding, among others. The list apparently moving to the Foster camp after his first place finish in last week’s primary is long and accounts for nearly 40 years in city history. Among those we’re told are endorsing Foster, a 46-year-old attorney and former…

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