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The end for SaintPetersBlog

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Ever since I acquired the rights to the perfect domain for my efforts — FloridaPolitics.com — I knew that one day, this website would have to be put out to pasture. Well, after more than 51,000 posts, this is the final one. Going forward, I am devoting my full energies to the Florida Politics brand, whether it be the website, email programs like “Sunburn” and “Last Call,” or our gorgeous, award-winning INFLUENCE Magazine.

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Mail ballots heading to St. Pete voters Tuesday

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Mail ballots are heading out to St. Petersburg voters for the Nov. 7 general election, which will decide the city’s next mayor as well as three seats on the City Council.

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Here’s why Rick Baker’s latest ads are so awful

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How awful are mayoral candidate Rick Baker‘s new television ads? They’re so awful that the Rick Kriseman campaign is paying to sponsor a post on Facebook that essentially promotes them.

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Kriseman: Joint effort to bring Amazon to Tampa Bay wouldn’t be happening if Rick Baker were mayor

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Officials from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties announced this week they are jointly pursuing an effort to recruit Amazon to the region. The country’s largest retailer is looking to build a second headquarters outside of its current Seattle campus. This has led to an intense bidding war among communities throughout the country.

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In new ad, Rick Baker takes credit for making St. Pete cool

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Meet Rick Baker 2.0. The former mayor has released a new television ad showing a quartet of St. Pete residents gathered around a restaurant table discussing the many attributes which have made the city a great place to live and work.

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Justin Bean again decries level of partisanship in City Council race

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For the second time since the end of the primary election in the race for St. Pete’s City Council District 6 seat, Justin Bean is making it a point to let voters know that, while he may be a Republican, he’s not a Donald Trump Republican.

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Aakash Patel showing tremendous fundraising prowess in County Commission bid

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First-time candidate Aakash Patel has already proved one thing during his bid to win a seat on the Hillsborough County Commission: he knows how to raise money The 33-year-old Republican raised more than $41,000 for his campaign in August, bringing his total to $156,201. Add another $23,800 from his political committee, Elevate Tampa, and Patel has raised more than $180,000. 

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