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Direct mail roundup: Lisa Wheeler-Brown mailer targets law enforcement and civilians

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In what was a busy day for campaign mailers, District 7 City Council candidate Lisa Wheeler-Brown added to mailboxes with a positive mailer Friday. One side shows the candidate walking hand-in-hand with two young boys down a sidewalk next to a park. The mailer touts “a safer St. Pete for our families.” The mailer than goes on to paraphrase Wheeler-Brown’s “tragic story” in which her son, Cabretti, was murdered in 2008. Following his death, Wheeler-Brown made it her mission to…

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Direct mail roundup: Will Newton mailer hits mailboxes with emphasis on family and priorities

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Another campaign mailer touting Will Newton for City Council District 7 hit mailboxes in St. Pete Friday. The addressed side of the mailer shows a smiling photo of Newton gazing out to the side with a park behind him touting the candidate as “the real deal!” Under his photo a resume of accomplishments is listed, including his service as district vice president for the local chapter of the Florida Professional Firefighters, 23-year firefighter and EMT veteran, 2011 Professional Firefighter of the…

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Direct mail roundup: Will Newton flier uses St. Pete sewage dump as back-handed dig on his opponent

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The latest pro-Will Newton mailer doesn’t mention his opponent directly, but it definitely smacks of anti-Lisa Wheeler-Brown insinuations. Hitting voters’ mailboxes Thursday, the Newton mailer, paid for by his own campaign, plays on the recent St. Pete scandal in which millions of gallons of sewage were dumped into local bodies of water. “Raw sewage isn’t the only thing that stinks,” the mailer begins. “Lying to City Council about how much was dumped is even worse.” The mailer then goes on…

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Rick Baker gets behind Will Newton for City Council

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Will Newton’s campaign celebrated Monday as The Tampa Tribune ditched its endorsement of opponent Lisa Wheeler-Brown and instead backed Newton. Just one day later the campaign is announcing another key endorsement – former St. Pete Mayor Rick Baker. “Will Newton is focused on building on our past success and making St. Petersburg the best city in America. I strongly support his effort to become our Council Member,” Baker said. Newton was called out in a Tampa Bay Times article Monday for his…

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Karl Nurse, Darden Rice reiterate support for Lisa Wheeler-Brown

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Lisa Wheeler-Brown supporters are sticking by her side despite a barrage of controversy surrounding recent changes to campaign finance records. Supporters of Wheeler-Brown’s campaign are calling the allegations petty and point to a riff between current campaign consultants and one who previously worked on her campaign. While campaign supporters and volunteers have rallied behind their candidate on social media responses to a questionable expenditure for dental work, misreporting on that expense and late-filed amendments showing in-kind contributions previously unreported, there…

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Lisa Wheeler-Brown opponents launch inappropriate attack on her personal life

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A group called “Blue TampaBay” tagged me in a Facebook post this morning launching personal attacks against St. Pete City Council candidate Lisa Wheeler-Brown. I was no doubt tagged because I have a forum in which to inform voters and a recently notable post breaking egregious campaign finance screw-ups within her campaign. It’s worth noting, I was not the only reporter tagged. Whoever posted this is trying to get their word out. The post called Wheeler-Brown’s name an alias and…

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Kathleen Peters makes third GOP endorsement for Will Newton

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State Rep. Kathleen Peters has endorsed St. Pete City Council candidate Will Newton for District 7. “As elected officials, our first priority is to keep citizens safe. Will Newton understands this, and his life’s work demonstrates his commitment to making our neighborhoods safer,” Peters said. “I strongly endorse his candidacy and look forward to his continued service to our community.” Peters had initially backed the only Republican in the race, Sheila Scott-Griffin, but that candidate was defeated in the August…

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