ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Voters in St. Petersburg are casting ballots in the city's mayoral race and for four city council seats.
According to the Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/19yPR2O ), polls suggest a tight race between Mayor Bill Foster and challenger Rick Kriseman in the city's costliest mayoral contest.
Combined, the two candidates have raised more than $500,000. That number doesn't include tens of thousands of dollars spent by both the Republican and Democratic state parties to try and sway the officially nonpartisan race. Foster has been endorsed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Kriseman has been endorsed by former Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist is running for governor as a Democrat.
More than 29,000 mail votes have already been cast in the election.
Several Florida cities are holding local elections on Tuesday.
Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com