Tampa Bay’s Campaign Weekender for Sept. 5-7

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With the General Election approaching fast, every weekend brings a host of events in the Tampa Bay region. Candidates and hopefuls all hit the campaign trail with team meetings, fundraisers and neighborhood canvassing.

On Saturday, Democratic Attorney General Candidate George Sheldon hosts a fundraiser with St. Petersburg City Council Members Karl Nurse, Amy Foster and Darden Rice. The event begins 2 p.m. at Duncan McClellan Glass Studio, 550 24th Street South in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg. More information is at www.GeorgeSheldon2014.com.

State Sen. Jeff Brandes will hold a door-to-door campaign event to “get the positive message put to voters” of Senate District 22. Canvassing begins with a team meeting at Brandes’ campaign headquarters, 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, 5915 4th St. North, St. Petersburg. For those unable to make the St. Petersburg walk, teams will also meet in Seminole – 9183 Park Blvd.—and in Tampa at 1413 South Howard Ave. #101. More information and campaign updates are available at www.ElectJeffBrandes.com.

GOP state House nominees Chris Latvala and Chris Sprowls are holding a joint Pinellas County Young Republicans Campaign Barbecue event in Clearwater on Saturday. Chris Sprowls is running for House District 65 and Latvala is the Republican nominee in House District 67. The barbecue event begins 5 p.m. at 2733 Via Cipriani, Unit 832B in Clearwater. More information is available at www.ElectChrisLatvala.com and www.ChrisSprowls.com.

Now that the primaries are over, first term State Rep. Kathleen Peters is calling on friends and neighbors to support her House District 69 re-election effort, so she can “keep Pinellas on the right track.” On Saturday, Peters asks supporters to meet at 9 a.m. at the Publix on 7880 113 St. in Seminole for a campaign walk. The event ends at about noon, and she will provide lunch.

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.