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Scott Wagman posts concession on (surprise) FB

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If Scott Wagman could just keep his ego in check (!) and look beyond Facebook and Twitter, he’d be a half-way decent candidate (how does Senate District 16 look to you, Scott?). Yet, Scott’s ego continues to run amok, even in defeat. He posted a lengthy letter to his supporters on Facebook that is less a concession and more a manifesto. And, jeez, does Wags let it all hang out. He thanks Lucas Fleming for introducing him to Scott Johni…

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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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The Worst Election Ever comes to an end

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The last coherent thing my father said before he passed three years ago was the famous line from TS Eliot’s Hollow Men: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. But what do you say when something was a whimper all along? The St. Petersburg Mayoral Race comes to its first conclusion on Tuesday and not with a bang but…

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Scott Wagman hires Toni Molinaro

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Here’s news about a hiring that doesn’t involve me. Evidently Scott “The Half-Million Dollar Man” Wagman has hired Toni Molinaro, the former chair of the Pinellas Democratic Executive Committee, to serve as his field director for his campaign to be mayor of St. Petersburg. “Many credit Molinaro and her allies with taking a circus of a local party and making it into a legitimate political force. The newfound discipline, cooperation and fundraising prowess was to debut in the November election.”…

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