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John Warren says St. Petersburg mayoral bid is not a publicity stunt

ST. PETERSBURG - Listen up, cynics.

John Warren wants you to know his late entry into the mayoral race is not a publicity stunt for his restaurant, Savannah's Cafe.

Yes, he is too broke to pay his election fees.

But he insisted this is not about getting more customers in the door.

Warren said he read some comments criticizing his motives on Bay Buzz and wanted to set the record straight. What's more, he asked the St. Petersburg Times not to call him a restaurateur because he worried that title gave critics the wrong impression.

His preferred title? Community investor.

Cristina Silva, Times staff writer

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:57am]

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