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10 things I think I think (for the last time) about St. Petersburg’s elections

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1. I have to take umbrage with this line from Stephen Nohlgren’s (faulty) analysis of why Kornell won: “For starters, the Kornell camp worried about last-minute smears by Rouson or her supporters, Lapinski said.” Angela Rouson was never going to go negative against Steve Kornell because he was gay, simply because she doesn’t believe being gay is a negative. As for her supporters, of which I was probably her most vocal, we/I were never going to go negative against Steve…

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10 things I think I think about the latest campaign fundraising reports

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1. I was one of the first to call for the City Clerk to post the Campaign Treasurer reports online, and while I appreciate the initial effort to post PDFs of the reports, the city needs to take the next step and create an accessible online database to see who’s giving what. Political Whore Wayne Garcia echoes this call in his cover story on how to fix Tampa Bay politics: “While we’re at it, how about better, more user-friendly interfaces…

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10 things I think I think about the latest poll of the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Race

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St. Petersburg voters still have no clue about who the next mayor should be, a new St. Petersburg Times poll shows. 61% undecided. Kathleen Ford, um, leads with 10%. After Ford, Bill Foster and Deveron Gibbons each received 8 percent, followed by Larry Williams and Scott Wagman with 4 percent each. City Council member Jamie Bennett received 3 percent of the vote. Newcomer Richard Eldridge received 1 percent. Here are ten things I think I think about this poll. 1.…

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5 things I think about today’s paper

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I just added home delivery of The New York Times, so it takes me about two days to get through both newspapers, which means I am still catching up on yesterday’s mammoth Sunday edition of the NYT. But here’s what I think of today’s paper (shorter version because of DMB week). 1. Few newspapers use color as well as the St. Petersburg Times. I always read the USA Today on Mondays to get a complete read on the sports world,…

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