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Wengay Newton on why he’s supporting Rick Baker — and not Rick Kriseman

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Wengay Newton’s enthusiastic endorsement of Rick Baker in St. Petersburg’s mayoral election has surprised and upset some Pinellas County Democrats, but the veteran pol isn’t losing any sleep over the issue. “It’s a non-partisan race,” the Democratic state Representative from District 70 said. “It has nothing to do with partisanship.” Although the race is non-partisan, Baker is a well-known Republican, while Newton and incumbent Rick Kriseman are prominent Democrats. Newton was one of three people who introduced Baker at his well-choreographed…

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