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Wengay Newton on why he’s supporting Rick Baker — and not Rick Kriseman

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Wengay Newton’s enthusiastic endorsement of Rick Baker in St. Petersburg’s mayoral election has surprised and upset some Pinellas County Democrats, but the veteran pol isn’t losing any sleep over the issue. “It’s a non-partisan race,” the Democratic state Representative from District 70 said. “It has nothing to do with partisanship.” Although the race is non-partisan, Baker is a well-known Republican, while Newton and incumbent Rick Kriseman are prominent Democrats. Newton was one of three people who introduced Baker at his well-choreographed…

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Rene Flowers endorses Barclay Harless in St Pete City Council District 2 race

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Pinellas County School Board member Rene Flowers is backing Barclay Harless in his bid for the St. Pete City Council District 2 seat this year. “Serving on the R’Club and Louise Graham Board of Directors, I can attest to Barclay’s leadership abilities and his dedication to service. Having worked with Barclay on a number of important initiatives in the Midtown area, I know that he is committed to ensuring that every child has access to a quality education,” Flowers said in…

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Rene Flowers strongly backing Wengay Newton in HD 70 race

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Wengay Newton has received a strong endorsement from Pinellas County School Board member Rene Flowers in his bid for the House District 70 race. “Wengay Newton understands that he has an uphill mountain to climb,” Flowers concludes in a full page statement backing the former St. Petersburg City Councilman, who represented South St. Pete from 2007-2015. “However, if there were ever a person to stand up for his community and his district, I strongly suggest that Former City Council Member Wengay…

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