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District 58 voters head to polls

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From Janet Zink: Voters will go to the polls today in a special election for the District 58 state House seat. The Democratic candidate, Janet Cruz, has the advantage, with more money than her Republican opponent, Hunter Chamberlin, and she’ seeking to represent a district where more than half the registered voters are Democrats. But the one time in decades that a Republican took the post was in a special election, so Cruz is taking nothing for granted. She’s got…

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Geography favors Rick Kriseman, time doesn’t

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I realize there has been a lot of discussion about the possibility of County Commissioner Ken Welch entering the race for Mayor of St. Petersburg, but there is still an 800- pound gorilla out there: Rick Kriseman. If Representative Kriseman runs, Welch has stated he would not run — and vice-versa. I think there are significant factors that would influence a Kriseman run, geography and timing. The former points to a Kriseman run, while the latter does not. – Just…

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