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I wish I had a nickel for every time Jamie Bennett says I stood on the steps of City Hall and (fill in the blank)

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I’ve certainly done enough damage to Jamie Bennett’s campaign that I should probably never say another thing about him. Naaahhh. Bennett’s just too easy a target. And with Alex Haak out of the mayoral race, I predict Jamie Bennett will pick up the slack in the guffaw department. My latest gripe about Bennett comes from listening to him at the most recent mayoral forums. It seems like he begins every statement with: “I stood on the steps of City Hall…

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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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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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The Worst Election Ever

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Who would believe the fate of St. Petersburg could be changed by a car accident that occurred well beyond its city limits? On a brisk October evening, the Lord decided to call home Patrick Brett, the 20-year-old son of Terry and Kim. The high school student body president, homecoming king, and president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, died well before his time in a car accident on his way home from a college football game. Because it was near…

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11th candidate joins SP mayoral race

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Political novice Richard Eldridge became the 11th candidate for Mayor of St. Petersburg. Don’t know much about him, but his frighteningly amateur website can be found at eldridge2009.com. He was in the Marine Corps. Could be a scary dude, so I’m not saying anything else. Except I found it a little odd that on his website, he makes it clear that when he is writing: “there are no gender neutral words for he, she, him, her, his or hers. In my…

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