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Tampa’s firefighters endorse Bob Buckhorn for mayor

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The city’s firefighters union has pledged support for Bob Buckhorn’s mayoral bid.

Representatives of the International Association of Firefighters Local 754 today endorsed the 51-year-old former Tampa city councilman in the 2011 election.

“Bob Buckhorn is the best choice for the future of both the City and the future of the Tampa Fire Department,” union President Capt. M.G. Costello said in a statement. “No one is as prepared to lead as Bob.”

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