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I was right all along: Rick Kriseman ain’t runnin’

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“An opportunity like this doesn’t come along often, and as I’m always thinking of how best to serve my community, I simply couldn’t just rule it out. Also, because such a decision for me is personal, and not political, it hasn’t come easily or swiftly. After having given this decision the thought and attention it deserves, I now know this: I do not intend to run for mayor in 2009.” I’ve been saying for weeks that Rep. Kriseman couldn’t and wouldn’t run for mayor. I knew he had made up his mind, but he deserved time to think about his decision.

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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