Ed Turanchik to endorse "shortly"

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Read between the lines of Ed Turanchik’s thank-you letter:

I want to thank all of you who volunteered, donated and voted in support of my effort to become the next Mayor of Tampa. I believe we had the advantage in vision, ideas and experience, but the disadvantage in time and money.

Where we were able to go door-to-door in targeted precincts, we averaged close to 26% of the vote. We relied upon cable TV and direct mail pieces to carry our message to those areas we could not personally visit. But we could not compete from a resource perspective against the other fine mayoral candidates in this race. In the end, we won 19.4% of the city turnout, a percentage higher than expected by most political pundits, but obviously falling short of our hopes and expectations. I am proud that we engaged in a civil and respectful campaign and appreciate that all other candidates did likewise.

In the course of the last few months, I put forth a number of good ideas and I believe in my heart that many of these ideas will come to fruition in the next administration. I urge you to use your voice to make it happen.

My mantra remains the same

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.