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What happens when, err, if Crist loses tonight’s straw ballot in Pinellas?

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Charlie Crist should never have allowed tonight’s straw ballot to occur. But Marco Rubio’s operatives in Pinellas, such as the gregarious Tony DiMatteo, have lured Crist into an obvious trap by scheduling the straw ballot. Crist’s young staff, no longer managed by George LeMieux, is convinced that Crist can win the Pinellas straw ballot. But what happens when Crist loses? An unscientific poll of 24 members of the Pinellas Republican Executive Committee reveals that Rubio’s support in Crist’s home county…

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Pinellas County Housing Authority declares legal war on St. Pete Housing Authority, requesting SA & AG to investigate violations of public records law

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The Pinellas County Housing Authority is asking the State Attorney’s office and the Attorney General to investigate the St. Petersburg Housing Authority over the SPHA’s failure to comply with a public records request. That may sound like just another bureaucratic turf war, but when one agency asks law enforcement to investigate another agency, especially in light of the acrimonious nature of the relationship between the two housing authorities, this legal action is nothing short of declaring war. Below and after…

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Election Day

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The County Election pictures the American democratic system in progress. The story takes place in a small Midwestern town in the mid-nineteenth century, when the rituals of voting were still taking shape, particularly on the frontier. George Caleb Bingham, known as “the Missouri artist” for the state where he lived and worked, recognized the responsibilities as well as the rights of citizenship; and because he played an active part in Missouri politics, he gained a personal perspective on the contemporary…

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Neil Brickfield endorses Angela Rouson for St. Petersburg CIty Council

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Pinellas County Commissioner Neil Brickfield is the latest elected official to endorse Angela Rouson’s campaign for St. Petersburg City Council. Brickfield’s statement: “I’m backing Angela Rouson for St Petersburg City because Angela understands how hard it is to make ends meet today. Angela is raising 5 boys and trying to make her household budget stretch like everyone else. I know she is watching every dollar spent in her household and will bring the same attention to our City budget. We…

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Deveron Gibbons knocked off Housing Authority

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Mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons had the wind knocked out of him yesterday when his supposed patron Governor Charlie Crist declined to re-appoint Gibbons to the Pinellas County Housing Authority, the bread and butter of Deveron’s political clout. This is one of those under-the-radar stories important to mostly insiders, but I can’t stress enough the magnitude of this slight. If Deveron’s campaign was already wobbly after the revelation of his checkered driving record, then he has to be on the floor…

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