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‘One more time’ — Rick Baker seeks to unseat Rick Kriseman

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Six days after he led a successful push for the Tampa Bay Rowdies to extend its lease at Al Lang Stadium, Rick Baker pulled the trigger on a bid for a third term as Mayor of St. Petersburg, a job he held from 2001-2010. Baker personally filed his paperwork with the City Clerk’s office Monday. A phone number listed on his intent-to-file form was actually for another candidate who ran for Pinellas County Tax Collector. Baker’s entry into the contest had been rumored for…

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April Sheffield’s political death by election complaint

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Poor, poor April Sheffield. She knows she shouldn’t be running for Florida House District 55.  Not only is she not qualified, but the incumbent she is running against, Darryl Rouson, fully deserves re-election. Oh, by the way, she was the handpicked candidate of that loon Ed Helm, who after scrambling to get Sheffield qualified by petition, was promptly let go by the campaign. All around nice guy Mario Farias, brought in after Helm, has also distanced himself from the campaign,…

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April Sheffield’s political death by election complaint

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Poor, poor April Sheffield. She knows she shouldn’t be running for Florida House District 55.  Not only is she not qualified, but the incumbent she is running against, Darryl Rouson, fully deserves re-election. Oh, by the way, she was the handpicked candidate of that loon Ed Helm, who after scrambling to get Sheffield qualified by petition, was promptly let go by the campaign. All around nice guy Mario Farias, brought in after Helm, has also distanced himself from the campaign,…

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Darryl Rouson draws a challenger in House District 55 and, boy, she’s a winner!

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State Representative Darryl Rouson has drawn a challenger in Florida House District 55 and, boy, let me tell you she is a real threat.  After all, April Sheffield, backed by that son-of-a-bitch Ed Helm, was only arrested two years ago for exploiting the elderly: The owner of four care homes has been charged with exploiting the elderly, grand theft and forging checks. Police say that April Sheffield, 41, cashed a check to an 82-year-old resident of one of her homes.…

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Darryl Rouson draws a challenger in House District 55 and, boy, she’s a winner!

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State Rep. Darryl Rouson has drawn a challenger in Florida House District 55 and, boy, let me tell you she is a real threat.  After all, April Sheffield, backed by that son-of-a-bitch Ed Helm, was only arrested two years ago for exploiting the elderly: The owner of four care homes has been charged with exploiting the elderly, grand theft and forging checks. Police say that April Sheffield, 41, cashed a check to an 82-year-old resident of one of her homes.…

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Crazy Ed Helm recruiting candidates against incumbent Democrat

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Crazy ol’ Ed Helm is up to his tricks again, this time recruiting a challenger against Democratic incumbent Darryl Rouson.  A copy of an e-mail Helm wrote attempting to coordinate the launch of April Sheffield’s campaign was forwarded to me: Chair of Sarasota Dem. Party Ferrandino: Mario and I met with April Sheffield yesterday at my place in St. Pete and heard the good news that she has gotten all her ducks in a row and is now ready to run (and…

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Kathleen Ford, Scott Wagman – the two candidates who benefited most from local Democratic support – stiff Pinellas Dems, while Mike Fox mans up

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During the 2009 St. Petersburg Mayoral Race, candidates Kathleen Ford and Scott Wagman benefitted greatly from the support of local Democrats. “As expected, Pinellas Democrats have thrown their support behind Kathleen Ford, the Democratic contender in the nonpartisan mayoral race.” – Bay Buzz, Pinellas Democrats throw support behind Kathleen Ford for St. Pete mayor “Local and state Democrats are aggressively targeting St. Petersburg’s officially nonpartisan mayor’s race to help put a Democrat, Kathleen Ford, in the mayor’s seat, while Republicans…

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