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Rip Van Williams considers mayoral run

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“Having nothing to do at home, and being arrived at that happy age when a man can do nothing with impunity, he took his place once more on the bench at the inn door and was reverenced as one of the patriarchs of the village and a chronicle of the old times…” — Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving. With every passing week, another politician ponders his chances of becoming St. Petersburg’s next Mayor. Ken Welch considered, then passed. Rick…

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