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Mark your calendar; St. Pete City Council forum scheduled for tonight

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The City of St. Pete is hosting a candidate forum Monday at 7 p.m. in City Council chambers. Candidates from Districts 1, 5 and 7 are all invited to participate. That includes the two most-watched candidates vying for the District 7 seat being vacated by incumbent Wengay Newton. Lisa Wheeler-Brown and Will Newton, the incumbent’s brother. They are in a heated matchup to represent voters in the city’s poorest District. The League of Women Voters is moderating the debate. It’s…

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Mail ballots for November’s St. Pete election trickle in, leaves space for more campaigning

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Mail ballots have gone out to more than 66,000 voters for the November 3 Municipal Elections that include St. Pete’s three City Council battles and four ballot questions. So far only 2,680 of those have been returned with less than a month to go before Election Day. That means candidates have plenty of time to bombard registered voters who requested ballots but have not returned them. Some voters received a mailer from City Council chair Charlie Gerdes this week. It’s…

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Undecided voters in St. Pete are indicative of low voter turnout

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With less than a month to go before Election Day, St. Pete residents are still largely undecided on who to elect to City Council. Even in the two races including incumbents some 40 percent of those polled haven’t decided who to vote for. In a St. Pete Polls survey of 591 registered St. Pete voters Monday, 40 percent weren’t sure whether to vote to re-elect Steve Kornell to District 5 or to bring in some fresh blood by casting a…

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Direct mail roundup: Two Steve Kornell mailers hit mailboxes

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Two campaign mailers touting City Council member Steve Kornell for re-election hit mailboxes Friday. Both are positive and highlight his past, current and future commitments to the city as well as previous accomplishments. One mailer shows four photos of Kornell engaging with residents. “Steve Kornell is focused on the issues that matter,” the header reads. The photos highlight four areas including “protecting our environment,” “creating opportunities for kids,” providing “a better, safer community” and creating “new jobs and a strong…

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The Times didn’t endorse Steve Kornell, but here’s who did

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St. Pete City Council member Steve Kornell has announced his list of endorsements so far in his re-election bid for his District 5 seat. Among those who have signed off on endorsements are the local Police Benevolent Association, the local fire union, the Pinellas Realtors Organization, Sierra Club, Equality Florida Action PAC, The Tampa Tribune, former Mayor Rick Baker, St. Petersburg College Board of Trustees member Deveron Gibbons and the Stonewall Democrats. The Tampa Bay Times did not endorse Kornell…

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Lisa Wheeler-Brown campaign caught in a lie over campaign finance missteps

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Lisa Wheeler-Brown’s campaign has admitted it was not the blunders of a previous campaign manager that led to a flurry of reporting errors and a possibly illegal campaign expense, but rather Wheeler-Brown’s own malfeasance. According to The Tampa Tribune, Meagan Salisbury, Wheeler-Brown’s current campaign manager, acknowledged that some of the errors happened after former campaign manager Nick Janovsky left the campaign and that Wheeler-Brown didn’t understand how to properly file some of the expenses and contributions. The result of that is…

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Mail ballots to go out for St. Pete and Seminole voters today

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The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections will begin mailing ballots to voters in St. Pete and Seminole Tuesday to the more than 65,000 domestic voters who requested them. Most of those will be sent to St. Pete voters who will decide three City Council races and four amendments. The most contentious race in the Sunshine City is between community activist Lisa Wheeler-Brown and firefighter union representative Will Newton. That race has gotten heated over the past couple of months as…

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