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USA Today’s Page: Kendrick Meek can’t win Florida because he’s African-American

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Somewhere in Tallahassee, Steve Schale must be laughing. On last night’s edition of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, USA Today‘s Susan Page listed a number of reasons she thinks Kendrick Meek is a “weak” U.S. Senate candidate in Florida including the fact that he’s…an African-American. He’s an African-American. We know it’s hard — although not impossible — for African-Americans to win statewide. Except, you know, the last time an African-American was on the ballot..in 2008. So, no it’s not impossible.…

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Listen to Jeb Bush defend Senate Bill 6

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Listen to Jeb Bush and Bill Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education, discuss Florida’s education reform legislation, including raising academic standards for students and raising salaries for teachers, plus Race to the Top and Hispanic and African American student achievement on the National Assessment Educational Progress (NAEP). Jeb Bush was interviewed by Bill Bennett this morning on Morning in America, a national radio talk show. To listen, click on http://media.townhall.com/townhall/bennett/Jeb_Bush_4-6-10.mp3

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Can an African-American win in Tarpon Springs? Can the Stonewall Democrats win another race? And other intriguing questions from Pinellas’ elections

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Tomorrow is Election Day tomorrow in Pinellas. Check back often with Saint Petersblog for updates, photos and results from interesting races in Clearwater, Gulfport, Oldsmar and Tarpon Springs. Here’s are the story lines I’ll be following: Can an African-American candidate win in Tarpon Springs? City Commissioner David Archie is facing off against my friend Matt King to replace Beverly Biliris as the next Mayor of the City of Sponges. And while there have been plenty of issues discussed on the…

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Can an African-American win in Tarpon Springs? Can the Stonewall Democrats win another race? And other intriguing questions from Pinellas’ elections

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Tomorrow is Election Day tomorrow in Pinellas. Check back often with Saint Petersblog for updates, photos and results from interesting races in Clearwater, Gulfport, Oldsmar and Tarpon Springs. Here’s are the story lines I’ll be following: Can an African-American candidate win in Tarpon Springs? City Commissioner David Archie is facing off against my friend Matt King to replace Beverly Biliris as the next Mayor of the City of Sponges. And while there have been plenty issues discussed on the campaign…

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Scott Wagman says, if elected, Go will go

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From the Bay Buzz: Mayoral candidate Scott Wagman said Monday that if he’s elected the city’s top liaison with the African American community, Go Davis, likely will be out of a job. Davis, the homegrown former city police chief, has been St. Petersburg’s primary contact with the African American neighborhoods in Midtown under Mayor Rick Baker and generally has been credited with calming and building relationships in the area. Wagman said that after meeting with Davis recently, he’s unsure if…

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Exclusive: Deveron Gibbons, Kathleen Ford lead race to be next Mayor, according to SP voter survey

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The Times isn’t the only source with for exclusive polling information. I’ve obtained a copy of a comprehensive voter survey of 400 registered St. Petersburg voters. I’ll be sharing the results of this survey throughout the week. For Deveron Gibbons, the glass is either half-empty or half-full. For Kathleen Ford, the glass is surprising filled-up. For the mythical candidate “Undecided,” the cup runneth over. In a survey of voters in St. Petersburg City Council Districts 5,6, and 7, Gibbons was…

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