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Winners & Losers from yesterday’s election

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Forget about Bill Foster winning and Kathleen Ford losing, there were plenty of other Winners and Losers who emerged from the St. Petersburg Mayoral Election. Here’s a running list of who really won and who really, really lost. Winners The Architects, the Maestros, or whatever they call campaign managers nowadays: Johnny Bardine, Steve Lipinski and Darden Rice. Bardine, Jim Kennedy’s man on the ground, saved a campaign that had been floundering, Lipinski, Steve Kornell’s campaign manager, has put together a…

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Winners & Losers from yesterday’s primary

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Forget about Kathleen Ford and Bill Foster winning, there were plenty of other Winners and Losers who emerged from the St. Petersburg Mayoral Primary. Here’s a list of who really won and who really, really lost. The Architects, the Maestros, or whatever they call campaign managers nowadays: Steve Lipinski and Darden Rice. Lapinski, Steve Kornell’s campaign manager, has put together a streak of impressive wins by paying attention to the details. Rice, who is quarterbacking Karl Nurse’s re-election effort, deserves…

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10 things I think I think about yesterday’s candidate forum at Tiger Bay

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Honestly, I am often apprehensive about going to Tiger Bay. I know I make a lot of people (that means you, Leslie Curran) uncomfortable by just being in the room. But my apprehension subsides quickly once I see all the familiar faces. Plus, I’ve won a couple of fang-and-claw awards, I try to ask good, tough questions (I’d have won a few more fang-and-claw awards by now if some of the judges weren’t those same people I make uncomfortable) and,…

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