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Former Gov. Charlie Crist to stump for St. Petersburg City Council candidate

District 4 City Council candidate Darden Rice landed a political heavyweight for a fundraiser.

Former Gov. Charlie Crist, a lifelong Republican-turned-Democrat, plans on making a “special appearance” at an event for Rice on May 21 at Cassis American Brasserie on Beach Drive.

Crist is a St. Petersburg resident. Rice is a city activist and immediate past president of the St. Petersburg League of Women Voters..

Rice is battling Dr. David McKalip and Carolyn Fries for the seat currently held by Leslie Curran, who faces term limits.

Blogger Peter Schorsch and his wife, Michelle Todd, a former Crist aide, and 10 other political operatives are hosting the event.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 5:22pm]


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