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Yolie Capin blasts Democratic Party as elitist in wake of Trump victory

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Democrats around Florida and the country awoke Wednesday in shock over the election of Donald J. Trump as president, and the recriminations quickly began. For Tampa City Councilwoman Yolie Capin, the fault lies with the Democratic Party, and the Democratic National Committee. Although she prefaces her comments by saying she thinks Hillary Clinton is “brilliant” and that she desperately wanted her to win the presidency, Capin says that the fact that Clinton couldn’t defeat Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2008…

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Bob Buckhorn steamrolls Tampa mayoral race, lowest turnout election in 40 years

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It was an early evening for Bob Buckhorn. Tampa’s incumbent mayor overwhelmingly won his second term with just under 96 percent of the vote. In one of the lowest turnout elections in more than four decades, Buckhorn, whose only challenger was a write-in, took 24,227 of the 25,260 total votes cast in the mayoral race, with all precincts reporting. During his victory celebration, shortly after polls closed, Buckhorn told supporters: “This is the place where people want to be. This is the place that offers…

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