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Gutter Politics in WPB City Commission Race: Power Players Fund Shanon Materio's Smear Campaign

Hoping to keep her seat on the WPB City Commission, Shanon Materio led off her re-election campaign with the class envy card, trying to paint her opponent, Gregg Weiss, as a dilettante and an elitist.

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Her camp followed that up with a political reverse flip, suggesting Weiss was in bed with revolutionaries, while one of her leading supporters labeled him an anarchist and a Scientologist. All the while, Materio's own list of campaign contributors grew top-heavy with real-estate interests, lobbyists, corporate lawyers, and other insiders. 

Tuesday's election -- a non-partisan affair between two Democrats -- will reveal whether the citizens of West Palm Beach see through her muck.

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