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In St. Pete, Charlie Crist concedes governor's race to Rick Scott listen

11/05/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, Bill Nelson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Pam Bondi, dark money, Democrat, GOP, election, governor, Florida

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Charlie Crist lost to incumbent governor Rick Scott in a tight, neck and neck race. Crist’s campaign hosted an election night event for staff and supporters at the Vinoy Hotel in downtown St.Pete. As the clock approached midnight, Crist conceded defeat in an address to 1000 attendees and to Floridians.

The election numbers trickled in all evening showing an edge to Rick Scott over Charlie Crist, but no clear winner until media outlets called the race for Scott after ten o’clock. Then at ...

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Bill Clinton urges Democrats to vote as he stumps for Charlie Crist in Tampa listen

10/27/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Bill Clinton, Rick Scott, election, Democrats, Tampa, Hillary Clinton, kathy castor, Bill Nelson, Annette Taddeo, VOTE, Florida

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Bill Clinton urges Tampa to the vote out and vote for Charlie Crist for governor. The ex-president stumped for and with other Democrats Saturday at Cyrus Greene Park in Tampa. Bill Clinton’s visit brought star appeal and high approval ratings to Crist’s campaign.

Bill Clinton followed a line-up of Democrats which among others included Representative Kathy Castor, Senator Bill Nelson, Charlie Crist’s running mate Annette Taddeo and Charlie Crist himself. The message from all the speakers w...

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St.Pete Mayoral candidates Foster and Kriseman clash over campaign finance during city debate listen

09/18/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: election, Bill Foster, Rick Kriseman, St. Pete

Candidates running for offices in St. Petersburg fielded some new questions during a debate near downtown Tuesday night. Mayoral and City Council hopefuls answered questions separately during 30-minute question and answer sessions. Mayoral candidate Rick Kriseman responded to pleas from the small business community to incentivize them instead of large corporations.

“We need to work with some of our local lending institutions who haven’t always been as quick to open their accounts to loans...

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Mayoral candidate Kriseman calls for early voting in St. Pete municipal election listen

05/01/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The City of St. Petersburg will hold an election for Mayor and City Council this year.

The primary is in August, but unlike the 2012 presidential election, there aren’t plans to allow early voting.

That’s gotten groups, like the NAACP, and candidates, like Mayoral hopeful Rick Kriseman, hoping to change the policy.

"First off, my office only recently became aware that the city didn't have early voting for this coming municipal election. I mean, I think that in general the publ...

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Rick Kriseman talks about why wants to be the next Mayor of St. Petersburg

02/14/13 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Rick Kriseman has served on the St. Pete City Council and in Tallahassee as a state Representative. On Monday, February 11, he announced he would be a candidate for mayor in St. Petersburg. On our show, he talked about why he's the better choice for the city than incumbent Bill Foster moving forward.

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Kriseman files paperwork to run for mayor of St. Petersburg listen

02/11/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Former state Representative, Democrat Rick Kriseman, filed paperwork today to run for mayor of St. Petersburg. In a message to supporters posted on YouTube, Kriseman said he would challenge incumbent Bill Foster.

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Could the Florida Legislature's reduction in early voting days backfire on Republicans?

11/04/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

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Last year the Republican dominated Florida Legislature revised the state's elections law to cut down on the number of early voting days. Critics of the change, like voting rights organizations and groups aligned with the Democratic Party protested, claiming it was an effort by Republicans to limit turnout by minorities and others who tend to vote early and vote Democratic.

Despite the reduction to eight early voting days (early voting ended Saturday), some counties have still seen record e...

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WMNF interview with Party for Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate Peta Lindsay listen

10/26/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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There are twelve presidential candidates on the Florida ballot, not counting write-ins. You know about the Democrat and the Republican and we’ve also brought you the voices of the presidential candidates from the Libertarian, Green, Constitution and Justice Parties. But there’s also a new political party called the [Party for Socialism and Liberation](http://www.pslweb...

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Cancer Votes campaign wants voters to think about how candidates will support cancer treatment listen

10/16/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A cancer-advocacy group wants voters to consider how politicians will support cancer research.

They’ve launched a campaign called Cancer Votes.

This week I spoke with Karen Moffitt, a volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.

"If one American can fight cancer a nation can rise up to defeat it. So, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Netowrk is working to educate the public and elected officials on the importance of...

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Tampa activists start local Move to Amend chapter listen

09/16/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Corporate influence on politics has many folks so mad that they want to fight a Supreme Court decision by seeking to amend the US Constitution. Last night a rag tag group of activists from several different bay area communities formed a Tampa chapter of Move to Amend, a group that opposes the ruling in FEC vs. Citizens United. They seek to establish that money is not speech, and that corporations are not peopl...

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