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With rumors of Kathleen Ford pondering a run, speculation begins about next year’s City Council races

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One of my governing theories of politics is, because of the down economy, more and more people will consider running for elected office.  Not because these people all hope to improve the state of government, but because elected office provides economic security, specifically, retirement benefits, in an era when such things are hard to obtain.  I think you’ll see more races like the St. Petersburg Mayoral Campaign and the upcoming Tampa Mayoral Campaign, campaigns in which several candidates run creating…

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With rumors of Kathleen Ford pondering a run, speculation begins about next year’s City Council races

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One of my governing theories of politics is, because of the down economy, more and more people will consider running for elected office.  Not because these people all hope to improve the state of government, but because elected office provides economic security, specifically, retirement benefits, in an era when such things are hard to obtain.  I think you’ll see more races like the St. Petersburg Mayoral Campaign and the upcoming Tampa Mayoral Campaign, campaigns in which several candidates run creating…

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Winners & Losers from yesterday’s election

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Forget about Bill Foster winning and Kathleen Ford losing, there were plenty of other Winners and Losers who emerged from the St. Petersburg Mayoral Election. Here’s a running list of who really won and who really, really lost. Winners The Architects, the Maestros, or whatever they call campaign managers nowadays: Johnny Bardine, Steve Lipinski and Darden Rice. Bardine, Jim Kennedy’s man on the ground, saved a campaign that had been floundering, Lipinski, Steve Kornell’s campaign manager, has put together a…

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