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Rick Baker reloads for general election with contributions from Rick Scott, Adam Putnam

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Political committees linked to Gov. Rick Scott, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and future House Speaker Jose Oliva poured tens of thousands of dollars last month into a PAC supporting St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Rick Baker, according to finance reports posted on the state Division of Elections website.

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Jesse Nevel says many St. Pete Democrats are supporting his mayoral campaign

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The most recent St. Pete Polls survey had Jesse Nevel in last place in the race for St. Petersburg mayor, however the Uhuru-affiliated candidate says that he’s actually getting the support of “many Democrats” who he claims are abandoning the Rick Kriseman campaign.

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Rick Baker announces endorsements from 40 St. Pete pastors and religious leaders

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The Rick Baker campaign announced Thursday that the mayoral candidate has received endorsements from 40 Midtown and Child’s Park pastors and religious leaders.

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Rick Kriseman enjoys big day as St. Pete Pier construction gets underway

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Wednesday was a big day for Rick Kriseman. Joined by Assistant Mayor Kanika Tomalin, City Councilmembers Darden Rice, Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, Ed Montanari, and Karl Nurse, as well as other officials, the mayor took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Petersburg Pier, a major symbolic event for a project that has become a huge political issue. “It was really important that we fulfill the desires of the community from the standpoint of functionality, but do it within budget,…

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Rick Kriseman, Rick Baker and five longshots qualify for ballot in St. Pete’s mayoral contest

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The deadline to qualifying to run in this year’s election for mayor of St. Petersburg ended at 5 p.m. on Friday, and the field of candidates is now set at seven. The primary election is August 29. Leading the field are the two Rick’s – incumbent Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker. Also making it on the ballot are Ernisa Barnwell, Anthony Cates III, Theresa “Momma Tee” Lassiter, Jesse Nevel, the national chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, and perennial candidate…

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Rick Kriseman’s financial disclosure shows legal work still paying off

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Rick Kriseman‘s financial disclosure is a straightforward affair that reflects a career dedicated to lawsuits and public service. Last week, the St. Petersburg mayor made his bid for a second term official, a process that includes a disclosure of his net worth, assets, and liabilities. According to his Form 6 declaration, the first-term incumbent is worth $360,505. As St. Pete mayor, Kriseman earned $170,906 in 2016; as a personal injury attorney, he earned another $133,171 last year. Kriseman’s campaign said that…

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‘You’re more partisan than me,’ says Rick Baker about Rick Kriseman — and vice versa

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Rick Baker knew for months that Rick Kriseman was going to attack him as an out-of-step Republican in a Democratically friendly city, even before entering the mayoral campaign last month. During his campaign kickoff announcement, the former St. Petersburg Mayor warned supporters  they’d be getting a dose of such rhetoric from the Kriseman camp: “Because that’s the only thing they have.” But last week, while filing papers for his official re-election run, Kriseman said that a review of who contributed to Seamless…

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