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Rick Baker makes closing of 40th Ave. bridge a campaign issue

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Mayoral candidate Rick Baker is using the recent closure of the 40th Avenue bridge into a campaign issue in his quest to knock incumbent St. Petersburg Mayor  Rick Kriseman out of office.

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Uhuru-backed candidates release a pretty decent TV ad

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Two weeks before Election Day in St. Petersburg, mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel and District 6 City Council candidate Eritha “Akile” Cainion are on the air with their first television ad.

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Why Andrew Warren left Tampa’s Charlottesville vigil

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Activist Jae Pass is not backing down from her criticism of the Tampa Police Department‘s at a vigil Sunday evening in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Things got so heated that it prompted an early exit from Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren.

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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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Nearly 22K early ballots cast ahead of St. Pete primary

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More than 22,000 ballots have been cast ahead of for St. Petersburg’s Aug. 29 mayoral and City Council District 6 primaries. Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark posted updated vote-by-mail numbers showing that, as of Thursday afternoon, 67,348 mail ballots have been sent, with just over 32 percent — 21,830 — have returned. By party, 10,113 Democrats, 8,003 Republicans and 3,714 NPR/other have cast votes.

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The two Ricks share love for the ‘burg at genteel candidate forum

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There have been some intense, sharp-edged encounters between Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker as the two men compete this summer to become mayor of St. Petersburg for the next four years. Wednesday night’s encounter at the Museum of Fine Arts wasn’t one of them.

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‘Time to take the gloves off,’ a key Rick Kriseman supporter tells volunteers

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman can sound almost cerebral when he makes a case for re-election over his chief opponent, former Mayor Rick Baker. Rene Flowers is much more visceral.

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