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Rays decline offer from Rick Kriseman; will continue to negotiate to look

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In the end, the only surprise to the rejection of the new offer by the St. Petersburg council by the Tampa Bay Rays was that it took an hour-long meeting to say no. The Rays turned down the new deal, crafted by Councilman Jim Kennedy, although they did say they would continue to work toward a deal. Even Mayor Rick Kriseman had anticipated that the Rays would say no to the deal, which would have cost the team more than…

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Charlie Justice’s bold move

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Well, Charlie Justice set off quite a roogoodoo yesterday when he announced he is running against Bill Young in 2010. I give Charlie all the credit in the world for stepping up to challenge Young. I was just so sick and tired of the annual Will-Bill-Young-retire parlor game. Charlie’s announcement doesn’t end that, but the writing is on the wall for Young, who, despite being chair of the defense appropriations subcommittee, is still a Republican vote in the House. Can…

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Monday’s Mayor’s Race Update: The Consultant Primary

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Before the first campaign donation is even made, the candidates for Mayor of St. Petersburg are engaged in a primary in which there are no votes, although there are certainly winners and losers. I’m talking about the competition to secure the few high-profile political consultants working in the Bay area. The Times reports that three campaigns have hired managers/consultants to run their campaigns. If the newspaper is the judge of this race, then Scott Wagman has “won” the consultant primary,…

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