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White candidates showcase black supporters



ST. PETERSBURG- A growing number of white candidates running in the city's most diverse districts feature black supporters in their campaign mailers in recent weeks.

Coincidence? Smart politics? Pandering? You decide:


City Council member Karl Nurse is running against student Vel Thompson, who is black, in a majority black district.


Social worker Steve Kornell is running against Pinellas County Housing Authority Commissioner Angela Rouson, who is black.


Consultant Leonard Schmiege is running against City Council member Jeff Danner, who is white, in a district that includes a corner of Midtown.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:08pm]


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