Jack Latvala not mincing words about need for Florida GOP to support Bill Foster

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With the primary election in St. Petersburg’s mayor’s race barely over, Republican state Senator Jack Latvala is already ringing the alarm bells on behalf of his ally, incumbent Bill Foster.

On Facebook, Latvala growls:

“Congratulations to my friend Mayor Bill Foster for leading the race for St Pete Mayor into the runoff. Here’s hoping that the folks who run my political party in Tallahassee will wake up and give Bill the kind of help that the Democrats have given Rick Kriseman in the primary. Sure it’s a nonpartisan race but are we supposed to leave our guy by alone on the battlefield while the other side gangs up on him? Bill Foster is the last big city mayor in Florida who happens to be a registered Republican. Don’t think for one minute that doesn’t play a big part in the tens of thousands of dollars the Florida Democratic Party has put into this nonpartisan race!”

You hear that, Lenny Curry?


Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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.