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Doctor sends Twitter sparks in St. Petersburg City Council race



Where is Darden Rice on Twitter?

The candidate for St. Petersburg’s District 4 City Council seat won’t answer the questions on the sccial network posed by challenger Dr. David McKalip. 

The doctor says he doesn’t want to wait for community forums to debate and frequently asks Rice to discuss issues on Twitter. Buzz knows it’s hard for any politician or candidate to answer a question in 140 characters.  

McKalip’s asked Rice if she will cut taxes and whether she’ll fight the 14 percent tax hike for rail. He’s now saying Rice is hiding and refers to her with this hashtag: #DardenNoCredibility.

Rice responded once but that was March 29 to say: “The time to debate will come. I am in Philly for a family wedding & enjoying time with loved ones. Happy Easter, all!”


[Last modified: Friday, April 12, 2013 11:09am]


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