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An inside look at Lisa Wheeler-Brown’s campaign challenges

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Victorious St. Pete City Council candidate Lisa-Wheeler-Brown’s campaign wasn’t exactly ideal. Negative attacks following the Primary Election clouded her intended message and dominated conversation in the media. And, as a result, her campaign management became too much of the conversation. “We work very hard to keep the consultants out of the story,” said Tom Alte, a consultant with the campaign. “You want the candidates to be able to get their message out and to talk to the voters and tell them what…

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African-American judge under vicious, racist attack; opponents advocate lynching

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Steve Lapinski alerts that Judge Michael Andrews, a longtime Pinellas/Pasco circuit judge, has come under a vicious, racist attack in his campaign for re-election. Anonymous posters on a judicial web forum have advocated for his lynching, and have repeatedly referred to him with the n-word in their nasty diatribes. Then, in a brazen act, at least one supporter of this atrocious message has purchased web ads on Google to propagate this hate speech. [WARNING: There are some screenshots of some extremely…

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Deveron Gibbons joins Charlie Crist in leaving Republican Party

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Former St. Petersburg, Florida, mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons spoke with a political science class at Eckerd College on Wednesday night and revealed that he was no longer a registered Republican. He was the guest speaker that the instructor invited to talk with the class about lobbying. At one point during the class, the floor was open to questions. One student commented on his own perception that Gibbons was a moderate among a very conservative Republican Party in Florida. The student then…

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Winners and Losers from Pinellas’ elections

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Today’s city commissioner is tomorrow’s state legislator. And today’s state legislator is tomorrow’s congressional candidate. Or so I’ve always thought and that’s why I always pay attention to the results of even the smallest town’s municipal elections. Yesterday’s slate of elections in Pinellas County certainly provided a list of winners and losers and I’m not just talking about the candidates. Here is my list of who won and who lost as a result of Pinellas’ municipal elections. Winners: The most…

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Winners & Losers from Pinellas’ elections

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Today’s city commissioner is tomorrow’s state legislator. And today’s state legislator is tomorrow’s congressional candidate. Or so I’ve always thought and that’s why I always pay attention to the results of even the smallest town’s municipal elections. Yesterday’s slate of elections in Pinellas County certainly provided a list of winners and losers and I’m not just talking about the candidates. Here is my list of who won and who lost as a result of Pinellas’ municipal elections. Winners: The most…

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Draft ‘Bob Hackworth for House District 45’ page springs up on Facebook

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From page creator Steve Lapinski: Bob Hackworth should run for State House District 45 (N. Pinellas, S. Pasco). Like the current incumbent, Bob is a former mayor of Dunedin. This is one of the most competitive open seats currently held by a Republican and we still don’t have a Dem in the race. Bob can do this! The info section on the page reads: The path to returning the Democratic Party to the majority in the Florida Legislature begins by…

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10 things I think I think (for the last time) about St. Petersburg’s elections

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1. I have to take umbrage with this line from Stephen Nohlgren’s (faulty) analysis of why Kornell won: “For starters, the Kornell camp worried about last-minute smears by Rouson or her supporters, Lapinski said.” Angela Rouson was never going to go negative against Steve Kornell because he was gay, simply because she doesn’t believe being gay is a negative. As for her supporters, of which I was probably her most vocal, we/I were never going to go negative against Steve…

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