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Can Rick Baker win with the ‘stache?

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Rick Baker and what he will do after his term in office runs out in 2009. I have to admit he’s done an admirable job as the first real strong mayor, presiding over a prosperous, progressive period in St. Petersburg’s history. I don’t know if that translates into a statewide position, but there is one way he could instantly improve his chances if he decides to run for Chief Financial Officer in 2010.…

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The 2009 elections

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If you are a fan of the best television show ever produced, you’ll know where we came up with the idea for this graphic. (Thanks to Kathryn at Sonata Graphics for the great design work.) I wanted a theme for the coverage this blog intends to provide for next year’s city elections. Because I intend to cover the hell out of this race, which is probably the most important in this city’s modern history. Already, the cast of characters expected…

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Rick Baker to enter the Tigers’ Den

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If $150 per ticket for the Inaugural Ball is a little steep for you, then Tiger Bay’s Yacht Club luncheon price is the bargain opportunity for you to congratulate Rick Baker on his re-election (or perhaps CONA officials will be there to take the credit). But perhaps you’d rather inquire about his CEO salary hike, or fuss that there’s still too much focus on downtown development than elsewhere in the city. Who needs culture, arts or a new hotel anyway?…

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