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Former City Council candidate Steve Corsetti considering party-switch to run against Pinellas Commish John Morroni

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Republican Steve Corsetti, who lost a competitive race for the St. Petersburg City Council, confirms that he is considering becoming a Democrat in order to challenge popular Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni.

“Several people are urging me to make the switch,” said Corsetti, who lost by eleven points to incumbent Jim Kennedy. “And I am taking the idea under serious consideration.”

Despite just running for office, Corsetti remains a bit of an enigma to many political observers. During the campaign, Corsetti aligned himself with opponents of the city’s plan to vacate the public sidewalk next to BayWalk, yet he recently attended Marco Rubio’s event sponsored by the conservative Pinellas 9-12 Project.

Morroni, who has all but won his battle against cancer, seems to always draw some sort of opponent, despite being a tireless campaigner who has defeated a number of challengers over the course of his two decades in politics.



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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