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Epilogue to the St. Pete Mayoral Race: IRS filings show Deveron Gibbons’ campaign was likely behind attacks against Bill Foster

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When a direct-mail piece attacking him landed in voters’ mailboxes, Bill Foster knew which of his opponents was behind the dirty tricks…fellow Republican Deveron Gibbons: Foster said he thinks fellow candidate Deveron Gibbons is behind the mailer. As reported by Aaron Sharockman: In 2006, Bainter attacked an attorney general candidate, state Sen. Walter “Skip” Campbell, for a bill he sponsored that regulated the payday loan industry. Foster noted that Gibbons works for Amscot Financial, a company that provides payday loans.…

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Epilogue to the St. Pete Mayoral Race: IRS filings show Deveron Gibbons’ campaign was likely behind attacks against Bill Foster

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When a direct-mail piece attacking him landed in voters’ mailboxes, Bill Foster knew which of his opponents was behind the dirty tricks…fellow Republican Deveron Gibbons: Foster said he thinks fellow candidate Deveron Gibbons is behind the mailer. As reported by Aaron Sharockman: In 2006, Bainter attacked an attorney general candidate, state Sen. Walter “Skip” Campbell, for a bill he sponsored that regulated the payday loan industry. Foster noted that Gibbons works for Amscot Financial, a company that provides payday loans.…

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Images from Election 2009

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Those running for elected office in St. Petersburg were subjected to attending a gauntlet of sparsely-attended candidate forums, such as this one in Midtown. Not counting the candidates and their entourages, fewer than two dozen residents bothered to attend the meeting — about the same number of people who attended most of these events. In the run-up to the 2009 Municipal Elections, the City Council’s decision to vacate the sidewalk outside of BayWalk became a national story after a fight broke…

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Bill Foster rollin’ in the dough

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The money is starting to roll in for Bill Foster. His latest fundraising report showed Foster hauled in more than $36K over the last period. And that’s not counting the 12K he raised last Wednesday at the fundraiser AK Desai, Joe Triolo and Jim Holton hosted for Foster at the Venue or the money former Deveron Gibbons supporter Tim Higham raised for Foster last Friday at a fundraiser littered with other Gibbons supporters (I walked by and saw Nick Hansen…

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