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Raucous St. Pete mayoral debate ends in chaos

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It went downhill fast. The first St. Petersburg mayoral campaign forum to include all the candidates on the August 29 ballot ended in chaos Monday night after one contender, Theresa “Momma Tee” Lassiter, got into a verbal dispute with an audience member. At that point, moderator Pat Wood of the League of Women Voters threw up her hands and declared the debate was over. What ensued was a scuffle among audience members that had to be broken up by the St. Petersburg…

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St. Pete mayoral, council hopefuls to hold forums in July

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In St. Petersburg, election season is well underway. Over the next week or so, St. Pete voters will get a chance to hear directly from candidates running for mayor and city council.

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Rick Kriseman, Rick Baker and five longshots qualify for ballot in St. Pete’s mayoral contest

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The deadline to qualifying to run in this year’s election for mayor of St. Petersburg ended at 5 p.m. on Friday, and the field of candidates is now set at seven. The primary election is August 29. Leading the field are the two Rick’s – incumbent Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker. Also making it on the ballot are Ernisa Barnwell, Anthony Cates III, Theresa “Momma Tee” Lassiter, Jesse Nevel, the national chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, and perennial candidate…

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