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Scott Wagman backs Bill Foster

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October

ST. PETERSBURG -- Former mayoral candidate Scott Wagman said he gave $250 to Bill Foster's mayoral campaign this month.

Is Wagman voting for Foster?

"The giving of money should be an indicator, but I am not endorsing anyone," he said. "You have to really be in love with someone to endorse."

Wagman said recent events convinced him Foster would be a more successful mayor than rival Kathleen Ford.

"The last month has been really telling," he said. "Bill Foster is showing, how do I say it, a better demeanor."

Wagman added, "Bill will be more in tuned to smoothing people's anxieties rather than playing to them. The people who run things day to day need to feel a sense of comfort with their leadership, that their leadership is sound, rational, measured and competent."

Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:15pm]

    

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