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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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Dear Bill Foster

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Too bad I am not working for you, because if I were, you wouldn’t be losing your grip on second place. Let’s face it. Deveron Gibbons is moving on to the general election. The brothers, as Mark Winn likes to think of them, account for about 18 percent of the vote. So long as the walk-around-money flows, Gibbons is gonna take 80% of that vote. With that block, all Deveron needs is 1 in 10 non-black voters to break his…

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Karl Nurse drops a niiiicccceeee mailpiece

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My dear friend Karl Nurse dropped a niiiicccceeee mail-piece. Nice head shot, nice soft colors, nice quote from the Times. The reverse has a couple of niiiicccceeee pictures of Obama and Morpheus. Karl basically is pulling a reverse Deveron, who sent out a mail-piece chock full of pictures of Deveron and Wonder Bread. I guess I have to give this piece a “B” because it’s so damn nice. The front is about as good as you can get without trying…

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10 things I think I think about the latest campaign fundraising reports

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1. I was one of the first to call for the City Clerk to post the Campaign Treasurer reports online, and while I appreciate the initial effort to post PDFs of the reports, the city needs to take the next step and create an accessible online database to see who’s giving what. Political Whore Wayne Garcia echoes this call in his cover story on how to fix Tampa Bay politics: “While we’re at it, how about better, more user-friendly interfaces…

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Draft Ken Welch

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The latest poll on the St. Petersburg Mayoral race supposedly indicates that voters are undecided about their choice. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have access to a second poll, whose questions are more direct than The Times’. The crosstabs of this poll indicate that voters are not completely undecided, they are just undecided about which one of two candidates they would like to support. Bennett supporters are also Wagman supporters and vice-versa. Ford supporters are also Foster…

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Can Jamie Bennett make a comeback?

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There are two interpretations of this photo of Jamie Bennett posted on his revamped, albeit underwhelming Facebook profile (please Jamie, update your Twitter account — it’s been 44 days.) On one hand, the picture shows the Jamie we all know and love; BBQ Jamie, happily grilling sausages at a too low-key event for his remaining volunteers. On the other hand, there is a man with more gray hair than he had six months ago, a loss of hair color for…

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