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Bill McCollum at Tiger Bay

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Mansion Envy, or, Navy Man Wants to Board Sinking Ship – When elected in 2006, Florida’s Attorney General was heard to say he’d gotten the best job in Florida! Yet just two years later, Bill McCollum is eying the Governor’s Mansion should the Governor decamp for the U.S. Senate. In his time as the “AG” McCollum has focused like a laser-beam on kiddy porn and cyber crime, hunted gas stations which might be charging too much, and generally avoided making…

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Rick Baker: Run, Charlie Crist, run!

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The last two months have been rather gloomy times for term-limited St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker. First, it was the news that Alex Sink would not run for the U.S Senate, thereby keeping her CFO position to herself. Then it was Bill McCollum passing on a Senate bid to stay on as Attorney General. All the while, every city council member since Connie Kone served stopped by City Hall to measure the drapes in your office. For Hizzoner, it’s like…

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Hate crimes skyrocket in Florida with St. Pete leading the way

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If 32 murders this year in St. Pete wasn’t bad enough, the city also reported 49 hate crime incidents, most of any Florida city and the majority of Pinellas’ 63 reported cases, according to a study released today by Attorney General Charlie Crist. Not such a great day in St. Petersburg, is it Mr. Mayor? In the city’s defense, Police Chief Chuck Harmon cut short his holiday vacation to hold a news conference about the numbers. The figures were an…

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