“Cheer up!” “Don’t look so angry when you’re talking.” “Talk about Donald Trump.”
Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Joe Henderson, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies lost 4-2 against New York Red Bulls II on Saturday afternoon at MSU Soccer Park in Montclair, New Jersey. Goals from Martin Paterson and Hunter Gorskie weren’t enough to earn a point on the road against a speedy Red Bulls side.
The mother of a Tallahassee elementary schooler is suing the local school board after a teacher slammed a “timeout room” door on her special-needs son’s hand, breaking his finger, according to her complaint. The case is being handled by an attorney for Morgan & Morgan, the statewide personal injury law firm founded by Orlando lawyer and entrepreneur John Morgan.
My sincere apologies for the tardiness of today’s Sunburn. Tuesday’s elections in St. Petersburg has me exhausted, while the approaching holiday has me yearning to get out and play. Marc Caputo’s Playbook is on vacation, so I think Sunburn will be on vacation tomorrow, too. But we will still deliver tonight’s Last Call and this weekend’s Takeaways from Tallahassee, so it’s not like we’re playing hooky. Sunburn will return to inboxes next Tuesday.
Tuesday’s slate of elections in St. Petersburg certainly provided a list of winners and losers, and I’m not just talking about candidates. Here’s a list of the real winners and losers emerging from the city’s primary elections. Please let me know if I missed anyone.
Of all of the surprises that occurred in St. Petersburg’s mayoral primary on Tuesday — and there were a lot — one of the most intriguing to Democratic politicos in Florida has to be the appearance of Nikki Barnes and Leslie Wimes at Rick Baker‘s election watch party. Picture of Leslie Wimes and DNC Member (Loyalty Oath violation?) with GOP Rick Baker. cc: @SaintPetersblog #stpetemayor2017 #FlaPol #Sayfie pic.twitter.com/B1Xfb1Gf09 — Sean Phillippi (@SeanPhillippi) August 30, 2017 Barnes is a member of…