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Former St. Pete Mayor Rick Baker hosting Meet-and-Greet for Charlie Crist on Saturday

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The invitation that just crossed my desk is interesting for so many reasons. Rick Baker is hosting a coffee reception for Charlie Crist. Sounds pleasant enough, right? Well, keep in mind, St. Pete’s two biggest swinging dicks (metaphorically) have never been especially close. Baker’s more of a Bush man than a Crist ally, so Baker’s support of Crist represents more than just a former mayor hosting a soiree for a city’s favorite son. What will also be interesting is whether…

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Rick Baker to enter the Tigers’ Den

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If $150 per ticket for the Inaugural Ball is a little steep for you, then Tiger Bay’s Yacht Club luncheon price is the bargain opportunity for you to congratulate Rick Baker on his re-election (or perhaps CONA officials will be there to take the credit). But perhaps you’d rather inquire about his CEO salary hike, or fuss that there’s still too much focus on downtown development than elsewhere in the city. Who needs culture, arts or a new hotel anyway?…

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