St. Pete mayoral race: Who's in, who's out listen02/04/09 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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This week, the crowded race for mayor of St. Petersburg lost two potential big-name candidates. Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch and state Representative Rick Kriseman, both Democrats, announced on Monday that they would not run for the nonpartisan position of St. Pete mayor.
â€œKen Welch and Richard Kriseman: very good friends of mine. â€¦ I appreciate their timely response to this because I did kind of plead behind the scenes with them that, you know, if this did go on to July, it would kind of hamper the campaigns. â€¦ For my campaign, I have to be upfront with you, itâ€™s very important, you know, because those votes are very similar to the votes I would have to fight for. ....
â€œItâ€™s a long, long marathon.â€
The primary is Sept. 1.