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St. Pete City Council chairman backs mayor's opponent

St. Pete City Council chairman backs mayor's opponent

ST.PETERSBURG, Fla (TBO.com)- In a blow to St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster, City Council Chairman Karl Nurse announced Monday he is endorsing Rick Kriseman in the mayoral election, which heads to a primary vote Tuesday.

As recently as Thursday, Nurse was declining to endorse anyone in the race, saying he wanted a good working relationship with whomever is elected. But doubts about Foster's leadership style led to a change of heart over the weekend. Nurse said Kriseman, a former Democratic state legislator and City Council member, would do a better job of promoting the city and attracting more businesses and development.

 

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