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Rick Kriseman hosting Independence Day Weekend cookout, canvassing event

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Rick Kriseman kicks off the four-day July Fourth holiday weekend with a round of canvassing Saturday morning, followed by a cookout in downtown St. Petersburg. The first-term incumbent St. Pete Mayor is running for re-election, facing his main opponent – former two-term Mayor Rick Baker – as well as Anthony Cates III, Jesse Nevel, Paul Congemi, Theresa “Momma Tee” Lassiter and Ernisa Barnwell. Volunteers will be canvassing neighborhoods earlier Saturday morning, after which they will meet up for a cookout…

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Is Deveron Gibbons polling already?

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The sister of a close friend says she received a call this week from Republican polling firm The Tarrance Group asking questions about the St. Petersburg mayor’s race. The woman who answered this poll was struck by how detailed and extensive the interview was; based on the questions she said they asked, I’d estimate the poll cost at least 10K. Most of the questions were framed around Deveron Gibbons, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the poll is being conducted by…

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