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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 public, ...

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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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Tampa Mayor Iorio endorses Buckhorn in increasingly nasty campaign listen

03/11/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The showdown between the two remaining candidates in the race for Tampa’s mayor is heating up. The last 24 hours have turned up nasty advertisements, an endorsement from Mayor Pam Iorio, and more.

Shortly before a debate at City of Tampa Television headquarters Friday, Mayor Pam Iorio announced her endorsement of Bob Buckhorn for Tampa Mayor. In an email, Iorio told WMNF she wasn’t available for comment. However she did issue a statement that said staying neutral is no longer an option and...

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Turnout low as Tampa candidates hit home stretch listen

03/01/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today is the last chance for Tampa voters to go to the polls for the city election. The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections’ latest estimate has voter turnout was around 7.19 percent by 2 p.m. Today WMNF spoke to several voters who braved the weather to exercise their right to vote.

At a precinct on Bayshore Boulevard, South Tampa lawyer David Snyder said he voted for Ed Turanchik for mayor, but that there wasn’t enough information about the open city council seats. He said he want...

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Tampa mayor, council candidates hit the home stretch listen

02/28/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tomorrow marks the last chance for Tampa voters to cast ballots for Mayor and city council. More than two dozen candidates in eight races have spent months campaigning on issues running the gamut, from panhandling to high water bills.

More than fifteen thousand people have already cast ballots in an election that may change the face of Tampa’s local leadership. The five mayoral candidates say they want to revive the local economy, but differ on how. Former County Commissioner [Ed Turanchik...

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