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St. Pete’s Gene Webb slams Rick Kriseman Trump tweet as waste of time

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Rick Kriseman’s viral tweet Monday night “banning” Donald Trump from St. Pete for his inflammatory comments toward Muslims has gotten a lot of attention. It’s been shared thousands of times. National media networks have picked up the story. But one of St. Pete’s local bloggers (whom I quite like, actually) isn’t particularly amused. This reporter’s initial write-up of the tweet Monday night was headlined, “Rick Kriseman unofficially ‘bans’ Donald Trump from St. Pete and it’s exactly as awesome as you’d think.”…

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Could Rick Kriseman’s City Council win really be a loss?

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In SaintPetersBlog publisher Peter Schorsch’s rundown of winners and losers from the St. Pete City Council election this week, he counts Mayor Rick Krisemn among the winners. “With [Lisa Wheeler-Brown’s] victory, he has another ally on City Council and the fifth vote for his deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. The mayor also deserves credit for not appearing to put too heavy a thumb on the scale for his preferred candidate,” Schorsch wrote. Indeed, that is a win for the…

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