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Raucous St. Pete mayoral debate ends in chaos

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It went downhill fast. The first St. Petersburg mayoral campaign forum to include all the candidates on the August 29 ballot ended in chaos Monday night after one contender, Theresa “Momma Tee” Lassiter, got into a verbal dispute with an audience member. At that point, moderator Pat Wood of the League of Women Voters threw up her hands and declared the debate was over. What ensued was a scuffle among audience members that had to be broken up by the St. Petersburg…

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George Soros among the latest donors to Charlie Crist’s congressional campaign

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Former Gov. Charlie Crist reported another $27,900 in contributions for his congressional campaign over the weekend, including donations from several high-profile donors. Among the big names on the donor roll were billionaire George Soros, financial author Howard Dvorkin, Diametriq CEO Anjan Ghosal, Sembler Company executive Craig Sher, FSU trustee Kathryn Ballard, and Avram Glazer, whose family owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and controls Manchester United. The money is the first Crist has reported for his CD 13 race since he filed his report covering Aug. 11 through Sept. 30. At…

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Eric Lynn says he’s in the CD13 race to stay

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Charlie Crist. Darden Rice. Ken Welch. Dwight Dudley. There are some prominent Democrats whose names have been floated in the media as possibilities to run in the CD 13 race next year, now that the district is likely to be much more advantageous for the party after the Florida Legislature redraws the district in advance of next year’s election. The Florida Supreme Court declared last week that a total of eight congressional districts need to be redrawn, after they declared…

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Rays stadium in Tampa won’t happen if Hillsborough County has to pay

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On the day they met with the ABC Coalition, Hillsborough County Commissioners passed a motion pledging support for a new stadium if – and when – the Rays decide to talk to them. However, a majority of the commissioners also pledged not to use public money to finance a stadium. Most experts consider the lack of public dollars an insurmountable hurdle to moving the Rays to Tampa. “It’s just not going to happen,” said Craig Sher from the ABC Coalition…

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Rays stadium in Tampa won’t happen if Hillsborough County has to pay

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On the day they met with the ABC Coalition, Hillsborough County Commissioners passed a motion pledging support for a new stadium if – and when – the Rays decide to talk to them. However, a majority of the commissioners also pledged not to use public money to finance a stadium. Most experts consider the lack of public dollars an insurmountable hurdle to moving the Rays to Tampa. “It’s just not going to happen,” said Craig Sher from the ABC Coalition…

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Craig Sher comes to Tiger Bay

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When the ABC Coalition of business and civic leaders completed more than a year’s study of baseball alternatives, Mayor Bill Foster deemed the findings too hot to handle.  Well not for the Tigers!  Craig Sher of the Coalition will enter the den and walk us through the options and take your questions.  What will it take to keep the Rays in St. Petersburg?  In Pinellas County? In the Tampa Bay region?  How and when can our recession-plagued community come up…

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Craig Sher endorses Scott Wagman for Mayor

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From one millionaire to another: “I’m supporting Scott because he is the best candidate. He stands for enhanced public safety, enhancing our educational system and he understands the importance of baseball to our community.”

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