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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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GOP consultant at Tampa Tiger Bay admits that negative advertising helps suppress the vote

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Although most people decry negative advertising in political campaigns, strategists say they work, which is why no matter how odious it is to the average voter, it’s not going away anytime soon. Whether that’s accurate or not, one veteran Florida Republican political strategist admitted at Friday’s Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting that such advertising can suppress the vote, and be beneficial in helping a candidate win. “If you can find an issue that would not suppress, but turn people against voting,…

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Election Day

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The County Election pictures the American democratic system in progress. The story takes place in a small Midwestern town in the mid-nineteenth century, when the rituals of voting were still taking shape, particularly on the frontier. George Caleb Bingham, known as “the Missouri artist” for the state where he lived and worked, recognized the responsibilities as well as the rights of citizenship; and because he played an active part in Missouri politics, he gained a personal perspective on the contemporary…

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