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SP Preservation ‘summit’ for candidates

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The mayoral candidates will attend a “Summit” sponsored by Saint Petersburg Preservation on Wednesday, July 29th, 7PM, tentatively scheduled for the Historic Pennsylvania Hotel, 300 4th Street North. The candidates will hear brief presentations from Saint Petersburg Preservation on top preservation issues and programs. At the end of the program each candidate will have 5 minutes to respond and state their position on preservation. Most candidates have confirmed their attendance. The event is open to the public. While RSVP is…

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Latest from mayoral candidates’ websites

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At the beginning of the race to be St. Petersburg’s next Mayor, there was a lot of smoke about how the candidates were utilizing the web to advance their message. Well, turns out there’s a lot of smoke, but not a lot of fire. Many of the candidates — Jamie Bennett, Deveron Gibbons, Bill Foster — haven’t updated their sites in weeks. Only one candidate, Scott Wagman, is really utilizing the power of online messaging to bolster his campaign. I…

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Jamie Bennett campaign accepted cash donations over legal limit — against my advice

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Before you read the following article, remember there was a complete (self-imposed) firewall between me and Jamie Bennett’s campaign finances. So everything you are about to read is just another indication of Bennett’s incompetence. Also, I am on record as early as March 16 as recommending the campaign institute more advanced controls of his campaign finance record-keeping, as indicated by this email I sent to the campaign treasurer: Bill: Here is where you want to go to order Campaign Tool…

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First post-Ticketgate mayoral forum tonite

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The MLK Business District will host a social with mayoral candidates on May 14. Each candidate will have three minutes to discuss his or her candidacy; the order of speakers will be determined by random drawing. At Sushi Rock Grill, 5:30-7:00.    

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Scott Wagman insults Deveron Gibbons at photo shoot

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The ever-growing field of St. Petersburg mayoral candidates gathered today at The St. Petersburg Times’ offices for a series of interviews and a group photo shot of all those who have filed to run. Everyone except Deveron Gibbons, who had a board meeting at St. Petersburg College. Bill Foster jokingly suggested that the Times superimpose Gibbons into the photo. To which, Scott Wagman, who was already noticeably uncomfortable, offerred that Gibbons was in “someone else’s pocket.” This is yet another…

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Avert your eyes! Kathleen Ford’s website is up

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Kathleen Ford’s campaign website is now up and running, almost a month after she filed her paperwork to run for St. Petersburg Mayor. It isn’t the roogoodoo that Bill Foster’s site is, but it’s pretty bad, even by political website standards. How do I hate thee, let me count the ways: The header is generic, with cut-and-paste Americana bunting and a campaign pin that reads “Ford ’09.” The top left of the site is dominated with icons that link to…

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