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Six firms vie for City of St. Pete’s lobbying contract

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Six firms are in the running to be St. Petersburg’s lobbyist in Tallahassee. The contract, worth $50,000 last year, belonged to Peebles and Smith from Tallahassee. Its contract with the city expired Sept. 30 and the group has submitted a proposal to continue representing St. Pete. The five other firms who have responded to the city’s request for proposal are: Ballard Partners of Tallahassee — Amazon.com, American Traffic Solutions, and the cities of Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Jacksonville…

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‘Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter’

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American Journalism Review slurps PolitiFact: Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter,” says PolitiFact creator and Editor Bill Adair. On March 1, PolitiFact launched its second state spinoff in Florida as the Sunshine State’s races for governor and U.S. Senate begin to heat up. The St. Petersburg Times-owned Web site has been scrutinizing and evaluating the public pronouncements of national politicians since 2007. “It’s a really good match for Florida politics, and it’s the right time,” says…

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‘Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter’

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American Journalism Review slurps PolitiFact: “Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter,” says PolitiFact creator and Editor Bill Adair. On March 1, PolitiFact launched its second state spinoff in Florida as the Sunshine State’s races for governor and U.S. Senate begin to heat up. The St. Petersburg Times-owned Web site has been scrutinizing and evaluating the public pronouncements of national politicians since 2007. “It’s a really good match for Florida politics, and it’s the right time,” says…

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