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Dick Greco Jr. still considering a Tampa mayoral run in 2019

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Retired judge Dick Greco Jr. says he is still considering running for Tampa mayor in 2019.

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Progress Florida’s Mark Ferrulo makes personal appeal for Rick Kriseman

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A personal appeal from Progress Florida head Mark Ferrulo was sent out to the organization’s mailing list Tuesday, urging St. Petersburg voters to cast their ballots for incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman.

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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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John Morroni backs Justin Bean for St. Pete Council District 6

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John Morroni is endorsing businessman Justin Bean in the St. Petersburg District City Council race. “Justin Bean is absolutely the right person to represent the residents of District 6,” Morroni, a longtime Pinellas County GOP commissioner, said in a statement Tuesday from the Bean campaign. “He is open, fair-minded and focused on making sure everyone benefits when St. Petersburg succeeds.  I am excited to endorse his candidacy.”

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With Times’ endorsement, the expectation is Rick Baker must win the primary outright

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I would not want to be Nick Hansen right now. For those of you who don’t know him, Hansen is the campaign director of Rick Baker‘s bid for a third term as mayor of St. Petersburg. Up until this today, Hansen has had one of the best jobs in local politics.

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The two Ricks battle it out over sewage, the Pier, and ideology

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In their first televised debate, former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker put incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman on the defensive over his handling of the city’s sewage crisis and construction of a new Pier. Kriseman returned fire, attacking Baker’s conservative ideology and previous interactions with the LGBTQ community.

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Dan Raulerson resigning from Florida House in August

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Dan Raulerson is resigning from the Florida House. The Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday that the Plant City Republican has announced he will resign his seat effective Aug. 15. The announcement, according to the report, comes about a month after he made public comments critical of House leadership.

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