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Activists rally for liberty, justice & free enterprise in St. Petersburg listen

01/23/12 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Next Tuesday is the Presidential preference primary in Florida and candidates will be making their case to conservative voters. About 150 people, including religious leaders and Tea Party activists rallied on January 21st in St. Petersburg's North Straub Park.

Resident Sharon Grant says she thinks the country is going in the wrong direction. Wearing a red, white and blue colored shirt, Grant attended the Liberty & Justice for All: A Rally for America's Future.

“I think that it is extr...

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Peter Schorsch, founder of SaintPetersblog: a blog model that works?

08/09/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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We speak with Peter Schorsch who is the founder of SaintPetersblog a comprehensive blog about state and local politics.

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Ford concedes mayoral vote listen

11/04/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As Bill Foster and his supporters reveled in the news of his victory, there was a more subdued tone at opponent Kathleen Ford’s Election Night party at the Garden Club of Saint Petersburg.

The classic Bob Dylan tune “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” seemed a fitting farewell for a mayoral race so seemingly beset by contention. Not long after the polls closed, Ford ascended the stage and told her supporters that she had conceded victory to her opponent. She thanked those who wo...

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St. Pete Budget Hearing

09/18/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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After months of wrangling, the St. Petersburg City Council approved its 2010 budget yesterday. The slim budget was met with praise, but not everyone was happy.

After nearly two hours of listening to public comments and ironing out a few remaining details, the St. Petersburg City Council passed its 2010 budget 7-1. It was the last budget over which outgoing Mayor Rick Baker presided, and also one of the tightest, as the mayor noted.

Council members and a handful of commenters commended ...

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Jamie Bennett tarred by allegations from ex-campaign manager listen

05/11/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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According to a campaign organizer fired last week, St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Jamie Bennett intentionally tried to influence neighborhood presidents and community leaders with free baseball tickets to the city's suite at Tropicana Field.

That's according to Peter Schorsch, Bennett's former campaign manager, in comments made to the St. Petersburg Times on Sunday. Schorsch also said Bennett attempted to discredit other candidates, and attempted dirty campaign tactics – such as t...

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Councilman Jamie Bennett is running for St. Pete mayor listen

01/16/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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From the steps of St. Petersburg‘s City Hall, City Councilmember Jamie Bennett today announced he’s running for mayor of St. Petersburg.

Bennett is one of what could many candidates who will vie to replace Rick Baker, who is leaving City Hall this fall because of term limits.

Businessman Deveron Gibbons, real estate investor Scott Wagman, former City Councilman Bill Foster and Minister Sharon Russ have already announced their intent to run.

But today was Bennett’s day to bask ...

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