St. Petersburg Mayoral Primary: Bay News 9's with Bill Foster, Jamie Bennett's staying close to home and John Warren is enlisting the Savannah's Cafe crowd to help him concede

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The Pinellas County Elections office has the turnout so far at 6 percent. With early voting, total turnout hovers around 18 percent. I almost feel excited we may break 20 percent. Then, I fall back into depression over my diminished expectations ...


As rush hour begins, campaign supporters with signs are on nearly every intersection. No, wait. Those are just panhandlers ...


[image-1]already found a party to crash: Bill Foster's event at Midtown Sundries. I guess we know who they bet on ...


At Push Ultra Lounge and Red Mesa Cantina, several Kathleen Ford and Deveron Gibbons supporters set up for tonight's election results fete. Just looking at the signs out front, I can tell this is going to be one schizo party ...


Jamie Bennett is holding his campaign affair at home — 768 Pinellas Point S. Bennett was chopping up a pork tenderloin just out of the smoker when I caught up with him. "Just look for the 100 Bennett signs in the lawn," he says ...


Two-time mayoral candidate Ed Helm is planning an "election celebration" at St. Pete Diner on 34th Street North. Helm tells me "a good Democrat owns it, there's good food and the original blue plate special." He guaranteed the food is free, too ...


John Warren is inviting supporters to Savannah's Cafe from 7 p.m. "until one minute after my concession speech, which for the fun of it will be crafted and delivered by those in attendance." ...


And still no sign of Paul Congemi. I even checked the KFC on 34th Street.

In about 20 minutes, the polls close on St. Petersburg's mayoral primary. I've crisscrossed the city and made some calls to give you an update. Here's a brief rundown:

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