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Winners & Losers from yesterday’s primary

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Forget about Kathleen Ford and Bill Foster winning, there were plenty of other Winners and Losers who emerged from the St. Petersburg Mayoral Primary. Here’s a list of who really won and who really, really lost. The Architects, the Maestros, or whatever they call campaign managers nowadays: Steve Lipinski and Darden Rice. Lapinski, Steve Kornell’s campaign manager, has put together a streak of impressive wins by paying attention to the details. Rice, who is quarterbacking Karl Nurse’s re-election effort, deserves…

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Karl Nurse drops a niiiicccceeee mailpiece

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My dear friend Karl Nurse dropped a niiiicccceeee mail-piece. Nice head shot, nice soft colors, nice quote from the Times. The reverse has a couple of niiiicccceeee pictures of Obama and Morpheus. Karl basically is pulling a reverse Deveron, who sent out a mail-piece chock full of pictures of Deveron and Wonder Bread. I guess I have to give this piece a “B” because it’s so damn nice. The front is about as good as you can get without trying…

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Can Jamie Bennett make a comeback?

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There are two interpretations of this photo of Jamie Bennett posted on his revamped, albeit underwhelming Facebook profile (please Jamie, update your Twitter account — it’s been 44 days.) On one hand, the picture shows the Jamie we all know and love; BBQ Jamie, happily grilling sausages at a too low-key event for his remaining volunteers. On the other hand, there is a man with more gray hair than he had six months ago, a loss of hair color for…

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Monday’s Mayoral Wrap-Up

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Today is the six-months-and-counting point before the September primary and to mark the occasion, Bill Foster will unveil his “Foster Formula,” although I have a few ideas about what that really means. Even though I think Foster is getting into the race a month later than he should, he is a formidable candidate. He represents a point-of-view, i.e., the religious right, that has no one else to support. Strange then that Foster decided to skip the Pinellas County REC’s Lincoln…

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