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Winners & Losers from yesterday’s election

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Forget about Bill Foster winning and Kathleen Ford losing, there were plenty of other Winners and Losers who emerged from the St. Petersburg Mayoral Election. Here’s a running list of who really won and who really, really lost. Winners The Architects, the Maestros, or whatever they call campaign managers nowadays: Johnny Bardine, Steve Lipinski and Darden Rice. Bardine, Jim Kennedy’s man on the ground, saved a campaign that had been floundering, Lipinski, Steve Kornell’s campaign manager, has put together a…

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Ramsey McLaughlin puts Wags to bed at Tiger Bay

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How boring was Pinellas DEC Chair Ramsey McLaughlin’s speech to Tiger Bay this afternoon? Well, first of all, he answered none of the hot-button questions asked of him by his introductory speaker Jerri Evans. Instead he gave a rather academic speech on how to win an election. McLaughlin’s remarks were in stark contrast to previous appearances by PCREC Chair Tony DiMatteo, who seemed to relish speaking in the Tiger’s Den. To the best question of the day, one posed by…

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