St. Petersburg mayoral race today: Interviews with Kriseman, Baker

All eyes are on St. Petersburg as a contentious mayoral race will finally be decided.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Only 69 votes separated the St. Petersburg mayoral candidates in the August primary election and a recent poll indicates the race continues to be close.

Today is Election Day, the final push by current Mayor Rick Kriseman and former Mayor Rick Baker to vie for votes. Whoever ends up winning will take office in January 2018 and serve a four-year term.

More: St. Petersburg mayoral race tight between Kriseman, Baker

Related: Voting on Election Day? Find polling locations and sample ballots

Among many of the issues on the newly-elected mayor's plate come next year involve the city's sports future. Will the Tampa Bay Rays stay or go across the bay? What can residents and tourists alike expect with the upcoming St. Pete Pier?

10News Brightside anchor Rob Finnerty interviewed the candidates Tuesday, Nov. 7. Take a look at their conversations below before you head to the polls.

Watch: Interview with Mayor Rick Kriseman

 

Watch: Interview with former Mayor Rick Baker

 

Watch: Interview No. 2 with Mayor Rick Kriseman

 

Watch: Interview No. 2 with former Mayor Rick Baker

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