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Absent from Pride parade, St. Petersburg mayor tamps down errant Twitter post about campaigning

ST. PETERSBURG — Can Mayor Bill Foster be in two places at once?

People reading his campaign's Twitter and Facebook page on Saturday might say no.

In the past week, Foster made it clear he couldn't attend Saturday's St. Pete Pride events because he was moving his son to the University of Florida. His calendar listed the big day, and he even told residents his plan Thursday during a mayoral forum.

Then flags went up Saturday afternoon.

About 2 p.m., Foster's campaign posted pictures of the mayor surrounded by volunteers on wet pavement. It did rain Saturday afternoon. Hmmm?

The Tampa Bay Times called Foster to ask why he wasn't schlepping boxes to a dorm room. He instantly responded, sending pictures of himself and his son on campus as well as a receipt from a Gainesville restaurant at 2:41 p.m.

"Been here all day," he said. "The pic posted was from a previous walk. I wasn't there. My campaign tweets. I don't."

When told the campaign picture shows him sandwiched between volunteers, he said: "Our bad."

@Foster4Mayor

THANK YOU! To all of our terrific volunteers who joined us to walk neighborhoods on a rainy Saturday morning!

1:31 PM - 29 Jun 13

Absent from Pride parade, St. Petersburg mayor tamps down errant Twitter post about campaigning 06/29/13 [Last modified: Saturday, June 29, 2013 9:39pm]
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