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Ken Welch on St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Scott Wagman's team



ST. PETERSBURG - We suspected this for some time and now it is official.

Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch is backing mayoral hopeful Scott Wagman.

Welch was considered a frontrunner in the mayoral race early this year before he announced he would not run.

UPDATE: Welch is playing hard to get.

"It is not an endorsement per se," said Welch. "That photo certainly reflects that I have a great relationship with Scott. He would be a great partner and I would look forward to working with him."

Welch, however, concedes that he is not posing for pictures with any of the other mayoral candidates. So is it fair to say Wagman has his support?

"You don't write a $500 check for someone who you don't support or you don't think would be a good person for that job," Welch said.

Check out the Wagman campaign's new advertisement, which seems aimed at black voters.


UPDATE: And here is another mailer from the campaign. Gotv-front














Cristina Silva, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:59am]


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