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Smoking gun proves Jamie Bennett knew about the political strategy of Ticketgate

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At the heart of Jamie Bennett’s defense in Ticketgate is there was no political strategy behind the distribution of his tickets to the city’s suite at Tropicana Field: “Schorsch, in turn, claimed the tickets were part of a campaign strategy. The plan was to use the tickets to curry favor with neighborhood leaders and canvass their neighborhoods just before the association’s monthly meeting in hopes of generating a positive buzz, Schorsch said. Bennett said there was no such “ticket strategy.”…

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Crescent Lake neighborhood prez Jason Diviki files against Leslie Curran

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St. Petersburg native and US Navy veteran Jason Diviki filed paperwork on Monday to run for the District 4 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council. The seat is currently held by Leslie Curran. Diviki is currently the president of the Crescent Lake neighborhood association and had served as chair of CONA’s committee on energy and the environment. Reached by phone, Diviki says he is running to refresh city government “with a new generation of leadership.” Asked if he was…

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