Tampa Bay’s Campaign Weekender for October 24-26

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Less than a dozen days left until Nov. 4, and the Tampa Bay region is kicking it up a notch on the campaign trail with a number of get-out-the-vote efforts.

Here are a few of the campaign events for the weekend of Oct. 24-26:

On Friday, the Republican Party of Pinellas County is holding a Mega Victory Sign-Waving event at the Courtney Campbell Causeway, Gulf to Bay Boulevard (SR 60) and Damascus Road. Set-up begins at 4 p.m., with sign waving from 4:30 p.m. – dusk. Volunteers can turn north on Damascus Road for parking. The RPPC will provide signs, but flags and homemade signs are welcome. Sign wavers must remain 5 feet from the road, no horns of any kind are allowed. For more information, contact Debby Whisenand at (727) 596-3342, Betsi Burgess at (404) 906-8228 or Joan Brock (727) 733-8204 or (727) 430-1326.

The RPPC is also hosting a “Rocking for Rick Scott” phone bank/neighborhood canvassing event on Saturday beginning 9 a.m. through 9 p.m. Volunteers can lend a hand at one of three locations: Palm Harbor Office, 34064 U.S. Hwy. 19 North, contact Cory Dewell (727) 269-2510; Clearwater Office, 4585 140th Ave. N, Ste. 1004, contact Spencer Bell (727) 709-5356; and St. Petersburg Office, 3993 Tyrone Blvd. N., Ste. 200, contact Andrew Brey, (727) 519-3507. There will be special guests, lunch and beverages will be served.

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.