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Election 2009: The Day After

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2:03 p.m. – According to reports to be filed with FEC by Bright House Networks, just over $80,000 was spent on political TV advertising by all candidates in the St. Petersburg Municipal Elections. 1:30 p.m. – Johnny Bardine on Jim Kennedy’s win: “When I first met with Jim, it was obvious that he was earnest, hardworking, thoughtful. He deserved to stay on city council but wasn’t sure how to run a campaign. Nick Denmon and I sat in his office…

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Bill Foster says he’s a ‘progressive’ leader as ballots for early voters arrive in mailboxes

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The Pinellas Supervisor of Elections got its act together — what would Deborah Clark do without John Buckmaster? — and mailed out the ballots to so-called early voters for the St. Petersburg Municipal Elections. The ballots are usually followed by the direct mail of candidates smart enough to track these early voters. But in a race in which 55,000 ballots were mailed to early voters, I cannot see the value in spending almost $30K to sending each prospective voter a…

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