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It’s not the party, it’s the after-party

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Campaign after-parties are for me what weddings are for most other people…the best place to get laid without having to pay. Here’s the rundown of where the candidates will be:

Mayoral candidate Bill Foster will finish his campaign where it all began: at Ferg’s Sports Bar at 1320 Central Avenue (check out Ferg’s great website here). City Council candidate Jim Kennedy will also be at Ferg’s.

Not that I have been invited, but Kathleen Ford is hosting her Election Night party at The Garden Club of St. Petersburg at 500 Sunset Drive South.

As for where the candidates running in the most competitive race for the City Council will hold their Election Night parties, Steve Kornell will be waiting with baited breath at Shackleton’s Folly at 4300 6th Street South, while Angela Rouson will be at Bella Brava at 515 Central Avenue. (By the way, isn’t it time someone says something about how big a d-bag the owner of Shackleton’s is: he stiffed the first chef he hired to run his restaurant and now, word is, he fired a second chef rather than give him his paycheck. There are several other stories making their way through the restaurant industry about how owner Dan Soronen continues to stiff his kitchen staff.)

If you are looking for a sure thing on Election Night, the soiree to attend will be Karl Nurse’s at Kizmet at 1101 First Avenue North. I’m not so sure about the food, but at least you won’t have to worry about the host losing the election. As for the other members of the St. Petersburg City Council, Leslie Curran will be celebrating at her gallery Interior Motives, while Jeff Danner will be at Beak’s.

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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