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With rumors of Kathleen Ford pondering a run, speculation begins about next year’s City Council races

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One of my governing theories of politics is, because of the down economy, more and more people will consider running for elected office.  Not because these people all hope to improve the state of government, but because elected office provides economic security, specifically, retirement benefits, in an era when such things are hard to obtain.  I think you’ll see more races like the St. Petersburg Mayoral Campaign and the upcoming Tampa Mayoral Campaign, campaigns in which several candidates run creating…

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With rumors of Kathleen Ford pondering a run, speculation begins about next year’s City Council races

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One of my governing theories of politics is, because of the down economy, more and more people will consider running for elected office.  Not because these people all hope to improve the state of government, but because elected office provides economic security, specifically, retirement benefits, in an era when such things are hard to obtain.  I think you’ll see more races like the St. Petersburg Mayoral Campaign and the upcoming Tampa Mayoral Campaign, campaigns in which several candidates run creating…

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Bill Dudley files for re-election for the St. Petersburg City Council

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The City of St. Petersburg’s next round of municipal elections isn’t scheduled for another 18 months, but incumbent Bill Dudley isn’t wasting any time waiting to launch his re–election campaign.  Dudley quiety filed for re–election with the City Clerk’s office on March 1.  First elected in 2007 after defeating Ed Montanari in an upset bid for the District 3 seat. Dudley’s tenure on the City Council may be best known not for anything Dudley himself has done, but for the fight that broke out after the City Council’s…

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Smoking gun proves Jamie Bennett knew about the political strategy of Ticketgate

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At the heart of Jamie Bennett’s defense in Ticketgate is there was no political strategy behind the distribution of his tickets to the city’s suite at Tropicana Field: “Schorsch, in turn, claimed the tickets were part of a campaign strategy. The plan was to use the tickets to curry favor with neighborhood leaders and canvass their neighborhoods just before the association’s monthly meeting in hopes of generating a positive buzz, Schorsch said. Bennett said there was no such “ticket strategy.”…

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40 inspirational speeches in 2 minutes

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An old friend of mine from grade school, Darren Bishop, is now the president of our neighborhood association, which launched a blog. Found this clip there:

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