Tampa Bay’s Campaign Weekender for October 17-19

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Three weekends left before Nov. 4, and a number of campaigns are hitting the bricks around the Tampa Bay region for a number of get-out-the-vote efforts Oct 17-19:

Tampa Bay’s local chapter of the Service Employees International Union is holding a Largo canvass event to support Democrat Charlie Crist on Saturday, Oct. 18. Two shifts are available, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at 10225 Ulmerton Rd., Suite 7A in Largo. RSVPs are online here.

State Sen. Jeff Brandes is holding a “Super Saturday Neighborhood Walk” in support of his re-election effort in Senate District 22. Special guests include state Sens. Andy Gardiner, Bill Galvano and Rob Bradley. Team Brandes will meet supporters at the St. Petersburg Campaign Office beginning 9:30 a.m., 5915 4th Street North, St. Petersburg. Volunteers will reconvene for lunch at 1 p.m. after canvassing some neighborhoods. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event Facebook page, email jeffbrandes@electjeffbrandes.com or call (727) 537-0683.

This weekend, state Rep. Ed Hooper, now the Republican candidate for Pinellas County Commission District 2, will host two sign waving/canvassing events. At 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 17, supporters will meet, weather permitting, at the TJ Maxx on the Southeast corner Seminole and Park Street, 7191 Seminole Blvd.  On Saturday, Hooper is holding a District 349 walk in Seminole. Volunteers will meet starting at 9:00 a.m.at McDonalds, 13875 Walsingham Rd. in Largo. For more information, call Kyle Caudell at (727) 251-7012 or email at kyle.w.caudell@gmail.com.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.