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Howard Troxler: On Jamie Bennett: Nice guy, but he has to grip the reins tight

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This was an unwise marriage, the too-easygoing City Council member running for mayor of St. Petersburg and the wild-card political consultant. Now it’s an ugly divorce. After James Bennett’s campaign got caught handing out tickets to the city’s suite at Tropicana Field for political purposes, Bennett and adviser Peter Schorsch parted ways, blaming each other. In turn, Schorsch went public over the weekend with a laundry list of dirty campaign tricks and violations that he says Bennett knew about. Bennett…

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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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