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Popular former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker endorses David Jolly in race for Bill Young seat



One of St. Petersburg's GOP heavyweights — former Mayor Rick Baker — has endorsed Republican David Jolly for Congress, the campaign announced Sunday.

The endorsement comes just more than a week after the popular former mayor confirmed he would not run for the seat, and Jolly announced his candidacy.

Jolly is the former general counsel for U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, who died last month, triggering a March 11 special election for his congressional seat.

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[Last modified: Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:23pm]


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