St. Petersburg Mayoral Candidates Debate the Issues with Rob Lorei on WEDU’s Florida This Week

TAMPA, FL (October 23, 2013) — Just ahead of the November 5th elections, St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and challenger, former state representative, Rick Kriseman will debate the issues on WEDU’s Florida This Week this Friday, October 25 at 8:30 p.m.

“With major decisions to be decided about the downtown waterfront, major league baseball and revitalizing neighborhoods, the two veteran politicians are running a race that polls say is very close,” said Rob Lorei, host of Florida This Week.

“WEDU is looking forward to having a thoughtful conversation with the candidates about the future of the city of St. Petersburg,” said Lorei.

Florida This Week is an award winning weekly news and public affairs program produced by WEDU PBS, West Central Florida’s primary public broadcasting station and can be seen Fridays at 8:30 p.m. and again Sundays at 12:30 p.m. (Check local listings for a complete schedule). Previous episodes of Florida This Week are available online at



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