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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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St. Pete mayoral race goes into OT: Runoff election needed

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St. Petersburg’s “battle of the two Ricks” is not over yet. Voters have made their choice in the primary, advancing former two-term Mayor Rick Baker and first-term Mayor Rick Kriseman to the November election.  Baker led for most of the evening Tuesday; but in the end, he slipped behind with 48.23 percent of the vote (27,253 ballots cast); Kriseman, the incumbent who trailed the race consistently in both fundraising and polling, took a slight lead with a much-better-than-anticipated 48.36 percent…

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Nearly 34K early ballots cast ahead of St. Pete primary

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On the day before St. Petersburg’s mayoral and City Council District 6 primaries, nearly 34,000 ballots have already been cast. Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark posted updated vote-by-mail numbers showing that, as of Monday morning, 67,820 mail ballots have been sent, with just under 50 percent – 33,896 – have returned. By party, 16,383 Democrats, 11,823 Republicans and 5,690 NPR/other have cast votes. With mayoral-only ballots, as of Friday, 29,842 have returned of the 59,000 mailed (just under…

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An anticlimactic finish to St. Petersburg’s mayoral race? Or is Rick Kriseman closing on Rick Baker?

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In one week, St. Petersburg residents will know whether Rick Baker is returning to City Hall for a third term as mayor or if incumbent Rick Kriseman lives to fight another day. Whether Baker wins the August 29 primary outright is really the only drama left to unfold in what has turned out to be, at least compared to the previous two mayoral races, an anticlimactic affair.

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Report: Sewage spill at St. Pete’s Soutwest plant

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St. Petersburg officials are dealing with another sewage spill, this one coming just a day after Mayor Rick Kriseman touted improvements at the Southwest sewage plant near Eckerd College. The Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday that the same plant experienced a sewage spill Wednesday night after heavy rains increased flow to the plant. About 50,000 gallons spilled, and the Tampa Bay Times reported the spill happened because part of the plant’s treatment capacity was out of service because of the…

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Billionaire developer of prime St. Pete real estate donates $23K to Rick Kriseman

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The candidates running for St. Petersburg mayor faced a Monday deadline for filing reports showing campaign-finance activity through June 30. Bill As first reported on SPB, Rick Baker raised more than $300,000 in June for his bid to unseat incumbent Rick Kriseman. That is a staggering amount for a St. Pete municipal race.

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