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St. Pete mayoral race: Who's in, who's out listen

02/04/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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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.

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St Pete residents weigh in on mayor's race listen

02/04/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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St. Petersburg won’t choose its new mayor until November, but already the race has five serious contenders.

City Council member Jamie Bennett, former Council members Kathleen Ford and Bill Foster, businessman Scott Wagman, and Amscot executive Deveron Gibbons have all announced...

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Ken Welch won't run for St. Petersburg mayor listen

02/03/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch was considering a run for St. Petersburg mayor. But Welch announced in an email late last night that he will not run for mayor, instead he will continue on the County Commission.

“Very difficult decision. … I think for right now the place I need to be is right here (on the Pinellas County Commission),” Welch said this morning.

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Scott Wagman on candidacy for St. Pete mayor listen

01/22/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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St. Petersburg will elect a new mayor in November and the race is already becoming crowded. City Council Chair Jamie Bennett, former City Councilman Bill Foster, Amscot Vice President Deveron Gibbons, activist Sharon Russ and retired builder Paul Congemi have already announced their candidacies.

Also in the running is businessman and investor Scott Wagman, the previous owner of Scott Paint.

Wagman has hired political consultant Mitch Kates, who managed the victorious campaigns of thre...

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