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Charlie Crist is needed in the U.S. House, congresswomen say

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Former Gov. Charlie Crist and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman gave two members of the U.S. Congress an up close look at some of the challenges the city is facing with its outdated sewer system. In turn, they urged support for Charlie Crist in the upcoming election. Crist is running for the Congressional District 13 seat held by Republican David Jolly. Crist said he asked U.S. Reps. Barbara Lee and Lois Frankel to tour the Southwest Water Treatment Plant, 3800…

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It’s (virtually) official: Darryl Rouson has won the SD 19 Dem primary over Ed Narain

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With machine and manual recounts now finished in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, Darryl Rouson is the winner in the Democratic primary for Senate District 19. He defeated Ed Narain by a mere 66 votes (that’s what the Rouson campaign told us. The Florida Division of Elections website shows the difference to be 77 votes. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Rouson received 73 more votes than Narain). Rouson has been all but officially declared the victor. He now faces a general election foe…

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Host of Pinellas Democrats endorse Darryl Rouson in SD 19 race

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The Senate District 19 seat encompasses both Hillsborough and Pinellas County. Ed Narain and Betty Reed reside in Tampa, while Darryl Rouson is running for the seat from St. Petersburg, so it’s probably not a surprise that a number of St. Pete Democrats have announced their support for Rouson in the race. Pinellas County Commissioners Ken Welch,  Janet Long, and Charlie Justice are backing, as is St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman, and the entire St. Pete City Council. “Rep. Darryl Rouson has been a skilled legislator and a…

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Dan Liedtke wins re-election in Gulfport Ward 1

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By a margin of fewer than 100 votes, Gulfport City Council member Dan Liedtke barely won re-election to his Ward 1 seat against April Thanos. Liedtke has served on City Council for four years and worked as a business and information technology consultant for the last 20 years. He’s held jobs in both the private and public sector. Liedtke won with 2,201 votes, or just under 51 percent, compared to Thanos, who earned 2,140 votes, a little over 49 percent. Although…

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Yolanda Roman says Sam Henderson took her words out of context

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Gulfport Vice Mayor Yolanda Roman is setting the record straight on an altercation that occurred last month on the dais between her and Mayor Sam Henderson. Roman released a written statement explaining her side. In it she includes text posted on Henderson’s Facebook page the day after the contentious meeting occurred. The lengthy post includes accusations that Roman was as a bully, has a political agenda and that that agenda undermines Gulfport City Council. Roman lists a number of requests…

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Sam Henderson releases dates, locations of Clam Bayou meetings

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During a recent Gulfport City Council meeting Mayor Sam Henderson and Vice Mayor Yolanda Roman had a bit of a go at one another over the Clam Bayou sewage dump last year. In a nutshell, Roman thinks Gulfport isn’t doing enough to ensure promises from St. Petersburg that a similar situation won’t occur again. Henderson, thinks he’s doing plenty. During the back and forth, Roman suggested Henderson had not met with St. Pete officials to discuss the issue. He called…

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Gulfport mayoral candidates to answer questions at Stetson Town Hall

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Stetson University College of Law is hosting Gulfport mayoral candidates Sam Henderson, the incumbent, and Barbara Banno at a town hall forum Thursday in the school’s Mann Lounge. The candidates will first present their campaign platforms and then answer questions posed by moderator Lance Long, a professor at the school. Stetson’s Environmental Law Society, Maritime Law Society and Long’s Environmental Advocacy class are co-sponsoring the forum. It’s likely that the August sewage dump into Clam Bayou by St. Petersburg will…

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