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Rick Kriseman needs to respond forcefully to Rick Baker’s Trumpian ‘St. Petersburg carnage’

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It’s been seven years since Rick Baker exited City Hall as its most powerful, successful mayor. Hardly a day has gone by that someone — perhaps this site more so than anywhere else — has wondered whether he’d have to, like Cincinnatus, come in from the fields to save the city he loves. Today, St. Petersburg received Baker’s response, as he forcefully declared that he would challenge Rick Kriseman in what wrestling promoters would call a loser-leaves-town match. Before I analyze…

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Connie Deneault dropping out of race for House District 52 ***updated*** for health reasons

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***Update – 9:07 a.m. – Just got off the phone with Deneault’s campaign manager, Bob Esposito, who says Deneault and consultants “still working” on language for press release, which should come around “9 or 10.”  But Esposito stated that this straight-shooting Deneault isn’t dropping out for any other reason than health concerns. Spoke with a source affiliated but not directly working for Connie Deneault’s campaign for House District 52.  Source confirms rumor which started after Adam Smith tweeted: “Hearing one…

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Don’t look now but Bill Heller has a serious opponent in House District 52

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I’d be the last person to complain that the campaign season has begun to early, but, jeez, it’s more than six months before the November and, already, the first 4′ x 3′ sign is dotting the cityscape. Republican newcomer Connie Deneault, whose campaign raised a surprisingly strong $52,000 last quarter and launched a smart-looking website, has put up the first sign of the local legislative campaign cycle.  Look for Deneault to run a sharp campaign, even if he is up…

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Don’t look now but Bill Heller has a serious opponent in House District 52

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I’d be the last person to complain that the campaign season has begun to early, but, jeez, it’s more than six months before the November and, already, the first 4′ x 3′ sign is dotting the cityscape. Republican newcomer Connie Deneault, whose campaign raised a surprisingly strong $52,000 last quarter and launched a smart-looking website, has put up the first sign of the local legislative campaign cycle. Look for Deneault to run a sharp campaign, even if he is up…

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Charlie Crist wants to beeeee

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It isn’t Charlie Crist’s fault that the voters of Florida were stoooopid enough to choose Mel Martinez over Betty Castor. That election took place in the same era that saw decorated war hero Max Cleland accused of being unpatriotic. If the voters of Georgia were stoooopid enough to fall for that, then the voters of Florida can be excused for somehow thinking Mel Martinez, a failure at Housing and Urban Development, than Betty Castor. So it wasn’t Charlie Crist’s fault…

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