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Darden Rice on St. Pete’s campaign finance ordinance — it’s ‘by no means over’

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Two days after the St. Petersburg City Council passed an ordinance limiting campaign contributions, which is expected to be legally challenged, Council Chair Darden Rice was still exulting. A former president of the League of Women Voters in St. Pete, Rice was an early champion of the just passed measure that will set up limits on contributions to political action committees, essentially abolishing super PACs in local elections. It takes effect in January.

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Darden Rice launches first TV ad for City Council re-election campaign

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St. Petersburg City Council Chair Darden Rice released her first TV ad of the general election Tuesday, highlighting her work as well as the city’s resiliency during and after Hurricane Irma.

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First ballots mailed for St. Pete general election

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The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office on Friday said the first batch of ballots for St. Petersburg’s Nov. 7 general election are in the mail. The office sent 3,962 postmarked ballots, but that total includes voters in the municipal elections set for Clearwater, Dunedin and Seminole as well as St. Pete.

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St. Pete City Council candidates slam Duke Energy at candidate forum

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Campaigns for three City Council seats in St. Petersburg perked up again Wednesday night at the Sunshine Center, with Duke Energy as the main target. 

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Candidate forums announced for St. Pete Mayor, City Council

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Candidates for St. Petersburg mayor and three City Council races will face off with two city-sponsored forums set for September.

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Justin Bean, Gina Driscoll finish one-two in St. Pete District 6 race; Recount likely

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An eight-person field has narrowed to Justin Bean and Gina Driscoll in the St. Petersburg City Council District 6 race. They will face off in 10 weeks to succeed term-limited Karl Nurse. Robert Blackmon came in an extremely close third, behind Driscoll by only four votes, setting off an automatic recount.

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St. Pete District 6 voters get their say on City Council hopefuls

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An eight-person field in the St. Petersburg District 6 City Council race will become a two-person race after Tuesday night. But it’s far from certain who those two candidates will be, at least until returns begin trickling in starting 7 p.m.

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