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St. Pete Times bites tongue: PolitiFact rules I’m telling the truth about Deveron Gibbons’ record

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From Aaron Shrockman: Is Deveron Gibbons a bad driver? The political blog What’s Wrong With Deveron? sure wants you to think so. The blog, maintained by Peter Schorsch and created to bash Gibbons, contends that the first-time candidate has had his driver’s license suspended at least seven times. “His driver’s license was suspended as recently as December 1, 2008, only one month before Gibbons filed to run for mayor of St. Petersburg,” Schorsch wrote on the blog. “Dating back to…

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Maybe, just maybe, the Times is partially responsible for St. Pete voters’ apathy

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Not to stir up any more trouble for myself than I usually do, but maybe, just maybe voters are undecided about whom to vote for St. Petersburg Mayor because the Times coverage is so lackluster. Not for lack of trying. The Times has bombarded the voters with coverage of the trivial and trivial candidates. Whether it be stories about Rays’ tickets, “sign monsters” or Kentucky Fried Chicken, the focus has been on what is Buzz worthy, rather than what is…

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