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Rick Kriseman asks St. Pete residents to conserve water for next 24 hours

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Pumping stations in St. Petersburg continue to not have power so Mayor Rick Kriseman is calling on residents to avoid using any running water over the next 24 hours. “You all in the community did really well conserving water when we asked you to,” Kriseman said late Monday morning. “We’re going to ask you to do it just for another 24 hours, as we continue to work through getting everything back online.” “If you can conserve your water that would…

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Justin Bean delivers powerful message about being a Republican in the time of Trump

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Like Rick Baker, Justin Bean is a Republican running this November in the municipal elections for St. Petersburg, a very Democratic-centric city. But unlike Baker, Bean is actually talking about Donald Trump.

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Candidate forums announced for St. Pete Mayor, City Council

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Candidates for St. Petersburg mayor and three City Council races will face off with two city-sponsored forums set for September.

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Democrats say Trump link may have helped swing St. Pete mayoral race

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A virtual tie between St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and challenger Rick Baker in a mayoral primary Tuesday has left Florida Democrats giddy and Republicans groping for ways to rebrand their candidate. Baker, a Republican former mayor who remained wildly popular years after leaving office, led Kriseman in polls and fundraising throughout the campaign.

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Steve Kornell hopes the tone changes in St. Pete mayor race, but isn’t optimistic

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Unlike the rest of the St. Petersburg City Council, Steve Kornell remained neutral in the mayoral “battle of the Ricks,” which is why he felt free to blast the tone of the campaign on social media over the weekend. And while he’d like to see it change now that it will continue for an additional 10 weeks, Kornell’s not betting on it.

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Equality Florida revels in Rick Kriseman’s showing

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It may have been close, but for St. Petersburg’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Tuesday’s mayoral primary proved a significant victory. And it gave the LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Florida a chance to boast.

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Winners and losers emerging from St. Petersburg’s primary elections

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Tuesday’s slate of elections in St. Petersburg certainly provided a list of winners and losers, and I’m not just talking about candidates. Here’s a list of the real winners and losers emerging from the city’s primary elections. Please let me know if I missed anyone.

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