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A St. Petersburg City Council race heats up




One St. Petersburg City Council race is gaining steam.

District 4 candidate Darden Rice says she is close to collecting $25,000 in contributions and is asking supporters to push her over the edge.

“Let’s do this. Only $1,400 away from reaching our $25,000 fundraising goal. Please donate tonight — at whatever level comfortable for you — and we can knock this out of the park. St. Pete Strong,” Rice wrote on her campaign’s Facebook page.

Her opponent, Dr, David McKalip, isn’t deterred.

He tweeted earlier this week: “Our Money Bomb is going well as people respond to my call to cut taxes in St. Pete.”

McKalip also challenged Rice Thursday to a debate.

“Will you fight to cut taxes for all in St Pete? I will!” McKalip wrote on Twitter.

Both camps have tweeted responses, but Buzz doesn’t see a debate date.

McKalip and Rice are battling for the seat held by Leslie Curran, who faces term limits.


[Last modified: Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:53pm]


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