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Epilogue to the St. Pete Mayoral Race: IRS filings show Deveron Gibbons’ campaign was likely behind attacks against Bill Foster

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When a direct-mail piece attacking him landed in voters’ mailboxes, Bill Foster knew which of his opponents was behind the dirty tricks…fellow Republican Deveron Gibbons: Foster said he thinks fellow candidate Deveron Gibbons is behind the mailer. As reported by Aaron Sharockman: In 2006, Bainter attacked an attorney general candidate, state Sen. Walter “Skip” Campbell, for a bill he sponsored that regulated the payday loan industry. Foster noted that Gibbons works for Amscot Financial, a company that provides payday loans.…

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Epilogue to the St. Pete Mayoral Race: IRS filings show Deveron Gibbons’ campaign was likely behind attacks against Bill Foster

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When a direct-mail piece attacking him landed in voters’ mailboxes, Bill Foster knew which of his opponents was behind the dirty tricks…fellow Republican Deveron Gibbons: Foster said he thinks fellow candidate Deveron Gibbons is behind the mailer. As reported by Aaron Sharockman: In 2006, Bainter attacked an attorney general candidate, state Sen. Walter “Skip” Campbell, for a bill he sponsored that regulated the payday loan industry. Foster noted that Gibbons works for Amscot Financial, a company that provides payday loans.…

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A letter to Janet Coats, Vice President of the Tampa Tribune, regarding the Tribune’s illegal use of my intellectual property

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Before you read my letter, please read: Eric Deggans post on the Tampa Tribune being criticized in YouTube video and on blogs for using content without payment. Alex Pickett post on his post being taken by the Tampa Tribune. Tommy Duncan post on TBO.com stealing blog content. Pushing Rope posts on posts being taken from the Tampa Tribune. Dear Ms. Coats: Thank you very much for taking the time to speak with me on Friday concerning the Tampa Tribune’s Web…

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Analyzing the polls vs. the actual results in the St. Petersburg Mayoral Race

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Pre-election polls are usually discarded as quickly as a losing candidate’s yard signs, but I think the ones surveying the St. Petersburg Mayoral Race deserve a second look, if for no other reason than to gauge the accuracy of the polls and the organizations which commissioned them. I’d argue that it was the publication of two polls within the last two weeks of the election that helped clear up what had been a particularly murky campaign. With ten candidates running,…

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Largo mayoral race flap grinds on

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There is no denying that multiple mistakes made a mess of the qualification process in the upcoming mayoral election in Largo. Unless former mayor Bob Jackson is willing to let go of his desire to be mayor again, taxpayers may be left holding the bill for a court case. (Here’s a link to the Times editorial.) The qualification period for candidates seeking office in Largo’s Nov. 3 city election ended Aug. 13. Only two candidates were interested in running for mayor: the incumbent,…

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The problem with the Times’ coverage of the mayoral race…

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…can be found in the dichotomy of opinion between Adam Smith’s and Cristina Silva’s reporting from last night’s mayoral forum. Smith, the veteran reporter, tweeted last night: “Frustrating watching SP mayor forums. 8 bright to vry bright cands, nobody rlly stnding out or saying anything unpredictable. Adds up 2 mush.” On the other hand, Silva writes the article “St. Petersburg mayoral candidates dig into substantive issues.” So which is it…mush or substantive?

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Draft Ken Welch

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The latest poll on the St. Petersburg Mayoral race supposedly indicates that voters are undecided about their choice. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have access to a second poll, whose questions are more direct than The Times’. The crosstabs of this poll indicate that voters are not completely undecided, they are just undecided about which one of two candidates they would like to support. Bennett supporters are also Wagman supporters and vice-versa. Ford supporters are also Foster…

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