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Rick Baker Back-to-School Meter downgraded by hiring of Nick Hansen

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Aaron Sharockman writes: Baker, who has a little more than a month left in his second and final term, has been working until 1 a.m. some nights on his application for (St. Petersburg College’s) top job, he said this week. He’s also seeking out the help of friends and colleagues, who have begun a letter-writing campaign to support his candidacy. Baker, who said supporters came forward as they heard about his prospective candidacy, has even asked a political consultant to…

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Bill Foster’s blunders in the black community continue as campaign hires former Cappelli, Gibbons aide Nick Hansen to run black GOTV

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It is probably the shortest post ever written on the St. Petersburg Times’ Bay Buzz: “Bill Foster opens a campaign office in Midtown”. It’s located in the shopping center at 2261 34th Street S. This news comes on the heels of several miscues by Bill Foster’s campaign in its outreach to the African-American community, such as the recent incident in which Foster “hurt some people’s feeling when he turned down an offer last week to take a photo with Davis,…

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10 things I think I think about why Deveron Gibbons and Scott Wagman lost

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1. Both Gibbons and Wagman hired campaign managers who have yet to prove themselves in a significant, competitive race. Gibbons hired Nick Hansen, who’s resume includes efforts for Angelo Cappelli and Mitt Romney, while Toni Molinaro quarterbacked the Pinellas County Democrat’s failed Vote Local campaign. Molinaro also lost her race to retain her precinct in PCDEC. Neither manager’s work history was exactly confidence inspiring. Hansen and Molinaro’s efforts in the Mayoral Campaign weren’t their finest hours, either. Hansen was nowhere…

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David McKalip’s list of contributions includes $500 to Democrat Janet Long

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David McKalip, the now disgraced doctor who sent out a racist email depicting President Obama as a tribal witch doctor, has an extensive record of contributions to Florida politicians and political causes. Why does this matter? Because you just know that this was not the first time McKalip’s real beliefs were shared with policy makers. How many meetings must he have had with elected officials during which his ignorance reared its ugly head? According to the Florida Divison of Elections…

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Continuing coverage of doctor’s racist email depicting Barack Obama as a witch doctor

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7:20 p.m. – Tomorrow’s St. Petersburg Times story on McKalip. 7:18 p.m. – McKalip says he is taking a leave of absence from a leadership role with the American Medical Association. “That e-mail depicted such an offense image, and it was completely inappropriate for me to thoughtlessly forward it out,” McKalip said. “A person in my position, who’s trying to help patients and trying to do it in organized medicine, needs to think hard about the people he’s going to…

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Welcome home, Angelo Cappelli

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I don’t give a shit about what he did or what anyone says about him, Angelo Cappelli is still a good person; he just made a terrible mistake. And now he has paid his debt to society and needs to be free to live the rest of his life in peace. According to the Department of Corrections, Angelo is due for release today, after more than a year-and-a-half in the can. The only advice I have for him comes from…

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Monday’s Mayor’s Race Update: The Consultant Primary

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Before the first campaign donation is even made, the candidates for Mayor of St. Petersburg are engaged in a primary in which there are no votes, although there are certainly winners and losers. I’m talking about the competition to secure the few high-profile political consultants working in the Bay area. The Times reports that three campaigns have hired managers/consultants to run their campaigns. If the newspaper is the judge of this race, then Scott Wagman has “won” the consultant primary,…

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