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#2 on list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians — Bob Buckhorn

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Upon taking office, the mayor of Tampa automatically became the area’s most visible leader, which hasn’t been a problem for Bob Buckhorn to embrace. After losing a bid for County Commission in 2004, this longtime public servant/political animal’s time in the spotlight was on life support when he announced in 2010 that he would run to succeed Pam Iorio to lead City Hall. A decided underdog, he barely made it out of the primary election four years ago (topping Dick…

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