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Joe Henderson: Facing many hurdles, Bob Buckhorn could make a good governor

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The rebirth of downtown Tampa brought inevitable speculation that Mayor Bob Buckhorn might parlay it into a shot at the governor’s mansion in 2018. The job obviously has appeal for someone like Buckhorn, who likes a big stage and challenge. Asking him to tip his hand about a possible run, though, has proved to be a necessary, but ultimately fruitless, endeavor. As he told Mitch Perry of Wednesday, “Like a lot of people who are contemplating the future, you…

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In remembrance: Janet Reno

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Newspapers were rolling in dough in the late 20th century. Reporters had expense accounts and plenty of public officials were happy to let them pick up the check. Not Janet Reno. She paid her own way, spoke for herself, and did not require those around her to bow, scrape, or screen calls to her home phone, which was in the book and accessible to the folks who paid her salary. The former Dade County state attorney and United States attorney…

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