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Gina Driscoll takes 2nd place in St. Pete race

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Gina Driscoll has officially been declared the second place finisher in Tuesday’s primary election for the St. Petersburg City Council District 6 seat. She finished two votes ahead of third place finisher Robert Blackmon, and will advance to the Nov. 7 election against Justin Bean. That announcement came after the Pinellas County Canvassing Board met for several hours in Largo on Friday to determine who finished in second in the race. In Tuesday’s primary, Driscoll had received 1,215 votes, while…

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Justin Bean says he’s excited to take his candidacy citywide

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Justin Bean isn’t exactly certain who he’ll be competing against in the St. Petersburg City Council District 6 race, but he says he can’t wait to debate the issues facing St. Petersburg with whomever he eventually faces. “There won’t be eight of us, so you can’t hide if you don’t know the issues,” the 30-year-old businessman said shortly after 8 p.m Tuesday  outside the Galley, the downtown watering hole where friends of Bean gathered to watch the election returns. Bean…

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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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Jesse Nevel insists he’s not splitting progressive vote in St. Pete mayor race

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Uhuru-backed St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel heard complaints from some Rick Kriseman supporters saying his involvement in the primary election has divided the progressive vote and will help Rick Baker win the election. Nevel rejects those charges.

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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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Jim Kennedy backs Robert Blackmon for St. Pete City Council

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St. Petersburg City Councilman Jim Kennedy is throwing his support to Robert Blackmon in the crowded campaign to succeed Karl Nurse in the City Council District 6 race.

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City Council candidates Robert Blackmon, Jim Jackson exchange attacks during radio forum

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St. Petersburg District 6 candidates Robert Blackmon and Jim Jackson appeared on WMNF’s MidPoint program Thursday, where Blackmon took several verbal shots at Jackson, accusing him of a lack of awareness about what’s going in District, while Jackson spoke critically of Mayor Rick Kriseman’s handling of the sewage crisis. Blackmon and Jackson are two of the eight people running to replace a term limited Karl Nurse in November. Early voting is currently underway for the August 29 primary; the two top…

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