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Bob Hackworth names new campaign manager

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Bob Hackworth has named Shari Hazlett his new campaign manager.  Hazlett, who oversaw Hackworth’s successful effort to qualify for the ballot by petition, replaces Darden Rice, who says she will remain as a campaign consultant. The St. Petersburg Times’ David DeCamp spoke with Hackworth, who said: “We promoted Shari from petition coordinator to campaign manager after our successful petition gathering effort ended. Fundraising is the next major phase of my campaign and Shari has a lot of fundraising experience working with…

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Mayoral Madness

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After yesterday, with both Rick Kriseman and Ken Welch nobly deciding not to run for Mayor of St. Petersburg, political observers we are left with a much clearer “playoff picture.” The race is still in the first round, but the paths to victory for some candidates are now much more defined.As I saw it, only either Deveron Gibbons or Ken Welch could move forward by consolidating the African-American vote. With Welch’s departure, Gibbons wins an entire voting block, if only…

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