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Frank Reddick gives his theory on why black turnout will be low in today’s Tampa election

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With the lack of a competitive mayoral race and two of the seven City Council seats not even on the ballot today, voter participation is not expected to be very robust in today’s municipal election in Tampa. One of those two council members who didn’t get an opponent and thus was automatically re-elected in January, District 5 representative Frank Reddick, says the fact that he’s not on the ballot will directly affect the black vote in Tampa today. “It’s hard…

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Bob Buckhorn says he wants to see Charlie Miranda elected in District 2 race

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Admitting that this hasn’t exactly been a very exciting campaign, Bob Buckhorn said today’s municipal election in Tampa is still very important. “Everyone has an obligation to vote,” the mayor declared while coming out of a polling place at the Sandy Freedman Tennis Courts center on Davis Island this morning. “If you don’t vote, don’t complain.” Accompanied by his wife, Dr. Cathy Lynch Buckhorn, along with their two daughters, Grace and Colleen, Tampa’s First Family came out of the voting booth a little…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.3.15 — Democracy now in Tampa

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The most lackluster campaign that this reporter has covered in his 15 years living in Tampa comes to a conclusion tonight — at least for most of the candidates vying to win the five Tampa City Council seats up for election. There is really not much drama at stake. Though there has been a lot of coverage of the District 6 campaign between Republican Jackie Toledo, Democrat Guido Maniscalco and independent Tommy Castellano, it’s been about relatively trivial matters involving…

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