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Rick Kriseman grabs another law enforcement endorsement

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Just one week before St. Petersburg mayoral primary, Rick Kriseman‘s campaign is boasting about another law enforcement agency endorsement. 

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Party, PAC money seeps into nonpartisan municipal races

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When candidates run for local nonpartisan offices — mayor, council member, or commissioner — they’re supposed to keep party politics out of the conversation. And, for the most part, that’s the way it is. But in some races this year, partisan money is helping finance local candidates. Take the City of Largo, for example, where incumbent Curtis Holmes is facing Neil McMullen in the race for Seat 3 on the city commission. McMullen is a descendant of one of Pinellas…

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Dwight Dudley mailer touts his legal experience — and a gentle jab at his opponent

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With the kickoff of early voting in Pinellas and a little more than a week to go before the election, Dwight Dudley mailed out a flyer plugging his legal experience. Dudley, a Democratic state representative, is running against incumbent Myriam Irizarry for the County Judge Group 9 seat. Dudley is campaigning under the slogan, “Dudley will Do-Right” and “Respect. Experience. Justice.” His mailer lists endorsements from former Pinellas Sheriff Jim Coats, the West Central Florida Labor Council AFL-CIO, the Florida…

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