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It’s not the party, it’s the after-party

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Campaign after-parties are for me what weddings are for most other people…the best place to get laid without having to pay. Here’s the rundown of where the candidates will be: Mayoral candidate Bill Foster will finish his campaign where it all began: at Ferg’s Sports Bar at 1320 Central Avenue (check out Ferg’s great website here). City Council candidate Jim Kennedy will also be at Ferg’s. Not that I have been invited, but Kathleen Ford is hosting her Election Night…

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When reporters attack! Watch as Times reporter Christina Silva question St. Pete City Council Chair Jeff Danner

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From Chris Hrabovsky of The Daily Loaf: “When reporters attack! Watch as St. Petersburg Times reporter Cristina Silva nails St. Pete City Council Chair Jeff Danner on his lies about allowing peace groups to have input in the Baywalk sidewalk issue.” This vide was recorded and posted on YouTube by Danner’s opponent Leonard Schmiege.

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Bill Foster raises another $55K in two weeks, but will it be enough to beat Kathleen Ford

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The latest campaign finance information (through October 9) is now available online. Mayor Kathleen Ford raised $7,340 for an overall total of $66,488.76, now having spent $46,485, leaving Ford with just over $20K cash-on-hand. Bill Foster raised $55,055 for an overall total of $207,242, spent $30,508, now having spent $141,143 overall, leaving Foster with just over 66K cash-on-hand. District 2 Steve Corsetti raised $50 (from former City Council candidate Joe Smith), for an overall total of $7,505, now having spent…

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St. Petersburg Police at its finest? A frame-by-frame analysis of the Brawl at City Hall

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Hopefully not lost in the chaos of yesterday’s fight at City Hall over the City Council’s decision to vacate the sidewalk in front of BayWalk is the fact that this incident was clearly mishandled by the St. Petersburg Police. Look at the videos (here and here) frame-by-frame and yjudge for yourself: The first sign of trouble is right after the vote when opponents of the plan begin standing up – some even approaching the dias – while yelling at the…

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Agenda 2010’s Bizarro World straw poll

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My favorite rabble-rouser Gypsy Gallardo helped organize a forum of the St. Petersburg City Council candidates, during which a straw poll was held to, supposedly, gauge the favorites of the African-American community. And like the Bizarro World in which up is down and black is white, most of the winners of the Bizarro Straw Poll are the candidates who will probably lose. And even those candidates who might win, the results are so lopsided, that only Bizarro Superman could make…

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Steve Corsetti, you have my apologies, but I have to endorse you — but first, another rant about Kathleen Ford

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In case any of you are wondering what political life would be like under a Kathleen Ford administration, this past week offered a glimpse of things to come. The debate over whether to vacate the sidewalk in front of BayWalk has nothing to do with Kathleen Ford. Not in the least. But an already fractious debate became more decisive the moment Ford announced she opposed the plan. Suddenly, lines were drawn and positions hardened. And this was an issue to…

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League of Women Voters to host candidate forums tonight and Thursday at City Hall

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Either way, seeing and hearing the candidates will help you to make your ballot choices for the November 3rd election. St. Petersburg will choose a mayor (Kathleen Ford or Bill Foster) and City Council members for Districts 2 (Stephen J. Corsetti or James Kennedy Jr); 4 (Leslie Curran or Pamella Settlegoode); 5 (Steve Kornell or Angela Rouson); 6 (Karl Nurse or Vel Thompson); and 8 (Jeff Danner or Leonard Schmiege); voted citywide. On Tues., Oct. 6th at 7 p.m. the…

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