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With rumors of Kathleen Ford pondering a run, speculation begins about next year’s City Council races

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One of my governing theories of politics is, because of the down economy, more and more people will consider running for elected office.  Not because these people all hope to improve the state of government, but because elected office provides economic security, specifically, retirement benefits, in an era when such things are hard to obtain.  I think you’ll see more races like the St. Petersburg Mayoral Campaign and the upcoming Tampa Mayoral Campaign, campaigns in which several candidates run creating…

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With rumors of Kathleen Ford pondering a run, speculation begins about next year’s City Council races

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One of my governing theories of politics is, because of the down economy, more and more people will consider running for elected office.  Not because these people all hope to improve the state of government, but because elected office provides economic security, specifically, retirement benefits, in an era when such things are hard to obtain.  I think you’ll see more races like the St. Petersburg Mayoral Campaign and the upcoming Tampa Mayoral Campaign, campaigns in which several candidates run creating…

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Winners & Losers from yesterday’s election

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Forget about Bill Foster winning and Kathleen Ford losing, there were plenty of other Winners and Losers who emerged from the St. Petersburg Mayoral Election. Here’s a running list of who really won and who really, really lost. Winners The Architects, the Maestros, or whatever they call campaign managers nowadays: Johnny Bardine, Steve Lipinski and Darden Rice. Bardine, Jim Kennedy’s man on the ground, saved a campaign that had been floundering, Lipinski, Steve Kornell’s campaign manager, has put together a…

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Despite vow to remain positive, Bill Foster launches negative, err, comparative TV spot, mail-piece against Kathleen Ford

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Bill Foster must be behind in the polls. A front-runner does not launch this kind of barrage of negative, err, comparative advertising. So with Foster behind in the polls, that means it’s Hebert-time as in Jack Hebert, Bill Foster’s hired gun who is at his best — and worst — this close to an election. First, there was this television spot. Not terribly inventive. In fact, I am surprised the uber-creative Hebert didn’t lighten these ads with a little humor:…

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Bill Foster’s TV spot just secured his place in the general election

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The genius of Jack Hebert only needs to come out once a campaign, as it does in this powerful commercial.

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Dear Bill Foster

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Too bad I am not working for you, because if I were, you wouldn’t be losing your grip on second place. Let’s face it. Deveron Gibbons is moving on to the general election. The brothers, as Mark Winn likes to think of them, account for about 18 percent of the vote. So long as the walk-around-money flows, Gibbons is gonna take 80% of that vote. With that block, all Deveron needs is 1 in 10 non-black voters to break his…

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I like Bill Foster. I really do!

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So, like, I totally disagree with Bill Foster’s politics. In fact, if Bill is for something, I’m probably against it. And vice-versa. What’s worse is, Bill’s consultant, Jack Hebert, is my mortal enemy. So I haven’t missed a chance to bust Bill’s balls at every opportunity. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like Bill Foster. In fact, I really like Bill Foster. The guy is hilarious. I’ve run into him several times on the campaign trail and he’s been a…

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