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Failed mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons calls Marco Rubio’s speakership ‘a failure’

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From the Buzz: We just caught up with Republican former St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons awaiting the president’s arrival at the University of Tampa. Charlie Crist was a big Gibbons supporter, and Gibbons — along with Republican St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster — dismissed the idea that Crist could face more backlash for appearing with Obama at MacDill Air Force Base today. Gibbons also dismissed the notion that Marco Rubio will remain a serious threat to Crist.

“Marco was a mediocre speaker at best,” said Gibbons, who was a lobbyist with Holland and Knight when Rubio was speaker. “Many would say Rubio’s was a failed speakership because of all the hype surrounding him with his 100 Ideas.”

For more information about Deveron Gibbons, check out this site: What’s Wrong with Deveron.

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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