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Images from Election 2009

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Those running for elected office in St. Petersburg were subjected to attending a gauntlet of sparsely-attended candidate forums, such as this one in Midtown. Not counting the candidates and their entourages, fewer than two dozen residents bothered to attend the meeting — about the same number of people who attended most of these events. In the run-up to the 2009 Municipal Elections, the City Council’s decision to vacate the sidewalk outside of BayWalk became a national story after a fight broke…

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Election 2009: The Day After

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2:03 p.m. – According to reports to be filed with FEC by Bright House Networks, just over $80,000 was spent on political TV advertising by all candidates in the St. Petersburg Municipal Elections. 1:30 p.m. – Johnny Bardine on Jim Kennedy’s win: “When I first met with Jim, it was obvious that he was earnest, hardworking, thoughtful. He deserved to stay on city council but wasn’t sure how to run a campaign. Nick Denmon and I sat in his office…

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Winners & Losers from yesterday’s election

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Forget about Bill Foster winning and Kathleen Ford losing, there were plenty of other Winners and Losers who emerged from the St. Petersburg Mayoral Election. Here’s a running list of who really won and who really, really lost. Winners The Architects, the Maestros, or whatever they call campaign managers nowadays: Johnny Bardine, Steve Lipinski and Darden Rice. Bardine, Jim Kennedy’s man on the ground, saved a campaign that had been floundering, Lipinski, Steve Kornell’s campaign manager, has put together a…

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Election Day

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The County Election pictures the American democratic system in progress. The story takes place in a small Midwestern town in the mid-nineteenth century, when the rituals of voting were still taking shape, particularly on the frontier. George Caleb Bingham, known as “the Missouri artist” for the state where he lived and worked, recognized the responsibilities as well as the rights of citizenship; and because he played an active part in Missouri politics, he gained a personal perspective on the contemporary…

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Preview of St. Pete City Council races: Steve Kornell and Angela Rouson square off, Danner lays low and Kennedy could be in trouble

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On the undercard of this November’s municipal elections are five races for the St. Petersburg City Council that range in intensity from the very exciting to the very boring. Here’s how they break down: District 2: Exciting – Incumbent Jim Kennedy is in trouble. How much trouble? I’m not sure. But, having met his opponent Steve Corsetti, I know Kennedy has a race on his hands. Corsetti is the kind of plain-spoken candidate that, for better or worse, appeals to…

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Images from Election Day

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Mayoral candidate Jamie Bennett found his front yard filled with campaign signs put there by his daughter Alexandria. St. Petersburg Firefighters manned the polls for their endorsed candidates Angela Rouson and Kathleen Ford. Rick Baker enjoys lunch at Diner 437. An adviser to Baker said the Mayor held back his endorsement of Bill Foster once Baker learned Foster was comfortably ahead in the polls. With more than half of the electorate voting by mail and turnout low, poll workers, such…

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