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Running for mayor? Rep. Rick Kriseman’s website teases, but source says he’s not

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From PoHo: With the simple and unelaborated headline “Running for Mayor” on his personal website, the legislator shakes up the field draws some attention for St. Petersburg’s mayoral election later this year. Will Rick Kriseman announce he is running, after seeming like he wasn’t while awaiting a Ken Welch candidacy? Or is the headline prelude to his explanation that he won’t run? UPDATE: It’s the second scenario from above. A source with knowledge of Kriseman’s decision says the representative is not running. Expect his website to add that info at some point today or tomorrow. — FLASHBACK: This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an online roogadoo from a campaign involving Kevin King? Remember when one of his candidates purchased the domain name of her opponent? Kevin, you have a real job, let the rest of us in our pajamas work on the web stuff.


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