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Will Newton, Lisa Wheeler-Brown square off at St. Pete Democrat meeting

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Two St. Pete City Council candidates fielded questions from St. Pete Democrats during the group’s monthly meeting Wednesday night. Will Newton and Lisa Wheeler-Brown touched on several issues that have long been discussed on the campaign trail, including the newly created Southside Community Redevelopment Area and the fate of the Tampa Bay Rays. What emerged as new during the casual Q&A were the candidate’s individual styles of formulating messages. Wheeler-Brown maintained a positive tone throughout questioning. When asked about her…

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Charlie Crist rubs elbows at St. Pete Dems meeting

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In what was likely an early ploy to garner support for a likely congressional bid, former Gov. Charlie Crist made an appearance at the St. Pete Democrats’ monthly meeting Wednesday night. The group was hosting St. Pete City Council candidates for a forum in advance of the August 25 District 7 primary. Crist didn’t have much to say at the meeting, but mingled with Democrats in the room. When asked at the end of the meeting if he had any…

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