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11th candidate joins SP mayoral race

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Political novice Richard Eldridge became the 11th candidate for Mayor of St. Petersburg. Don’t know much about him, but his frighteningly amateur website can be found at He was in the Marine Corps. Could be a scary dude, so I’m not saying anything else. Except I found it a little odd that on his website, he makes it clear that when he is writing: “there are no gender neutral words for he, she, him, her, his or hers. In my writing, I will use the masculine gender and you will know by the context when it applies to either sex.” Something tells me we need to put Alex Haak and this guy in the same room.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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