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Equality Florida seeks to make St. Pete City Council race a referendum on gay rights

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Despite its failure to frame St. Petersburg’s Mayoral Election as an us=versus-them vote on gay rights, Equality Florida is now attempting to cast the race to represent District 5 on the City Council as an “historic” referendum on gay rights. What follows are excerpts from an e-mail Equality Florida’s PAC distributed immediately after Tuesday’s primary: Openly-Gay Candidate Steve Kornell Dominates St. Pete Primary for City Council Now He Needs Your Help in the General Election Yesterday, Steve Kornell took a…

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Harsh reaction to St. Petersburg Times’ recommendation of Bill Foster for Mayor from Tampa Bay’s progressive community

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Call it The Endorsement Heard ‘Round The ‘Burg. In what some St. Pete insiders view as pure Machiavellian journalism, if not a complete sell-out of its core beliefs, The St. Petersburg Times, one of the nation’s best liberal newspapers endorsed, err…”recommended” is the preferred term, Bill Foster, an anti-evolution, anti-gay candidate. As Wayne Garcia of Creative Loafing writes: Actually, the Foster recommendation should come as no surprise to Times’ readers who observed the editorial board’s changing tone ever since Tim…

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Equality Florida says St. Pete’s next Mayor will be either Bill Foster or Scott Wagman

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Sorry Kathleen Ford, you may be leading in the polls, with most political insiders predicting Ford is all but guaranteed a place in the General Election, but Equality Florida’s Nadine Smith says St. Pete’s next Mayor will be either Bill Foster or Scott Wagman. In a post on the Equality Florida blog, the normally intelligent Smith seems to forget about the front-running Ford, painting the mayoral campaign in rather stark terms: “The city’s next mayor will either be Scott Wagman…

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