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Angela Rouson drops in on PoHo

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From Wayne Garcia, Political Whore: Angela Rouson stepped into the Creative Loafing recording studio this week to discuss her campaign for St. Petersburg City Council in District 5, against fellow newcomers Steve Kornell and retired police officer Joe Smith. Yes, she’s the wife of powerhouse (and controversial) African American politician Darryl Rouson; but she came off as her own person — bright, articulate, well-informed and passionate — in her recent Suncoast Tiger Bay Club event, and she likewise was engaging…

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Creative Loafing’s slurping of Scott Wagman — and its downward spiral in general

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Last week, Political Whore Wayne Garcia and I got into a minor scrape over my accusation of a bias by Creative Loafing for St. Petesburg mayoral candidate Scott Wagman, whose political consultant is the domestic partner of CL editor David Warner. My accusation began as just a gentle nudge; I left this comment at the end of a story about Wagman receiving Sierra Club’s endorsement: “Lots of stories about Wagman from the paper edited by his consultant’s partner.” Garcia unloaded…

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PoHo picks up some hardware

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From Creative Loafing: Because Creative Loafing Political Editor Wayne Garcia would be far too modest to tell you himself, I’m reporting that this here blog, “The Political Whore,” won first place in the category of Blog-Affiliated last night in the Sunshine State Awards, the Florida-wide prizes given out by the Society of Professional Journalists/ South Florida. New Times Broward Palm Beach’s “The Juice” and the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s “Broward Politics” came in second and third, respectively. But Kudos to…

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New widgets for StPB, PoHo, BayBuzz

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If you scroll along the right side of my blog, you’ll see that I’ve added a few new widgets to help you receive the latest news from Saint Petersblog, as well as Wayne Garcia’s Political Whore and The St. Petersburg Times’ Bay Buzz blog. You can add these widgets to your blog simply by clicking on the “Get Widget” button found on the bottom of the widgets. I designed them using Widgetbox. Hope they help.

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Schorsched earth

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From Wayne Garcia: Maybe it is a sign of the tolerant times that a high-profile campaign volunteer for a St. Petersburg mayoral candidate can get away with calling the hometown daily “a cunt of a newspaper,” or maybe it is a comment on the state of the news media. Either way, consultant Peter Schorsch appears to have gotten away with it, while at the same time declaring that he will no longer post comments on the St. Petersburg Times Bay…

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Wayne Garcia — the PoHo — screwed up

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If he was still in the political consulting business, Wayne Garcia would probably be the busiest guy in town right now. He was at the top of his game before he left the business to write for The Weekly Planet and teach at UF. Of all the pros in the local political scene, I respect Wayne’s opinion probably the most because he’s independent enough to not snowjob every story. That said, Wayne Garcia, the self-titled Political Whore or PoHo, screwed…

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