WTF? Dick Greco to (black dude) Rev. Tom Scott: 'You could be my driver'

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For the second time in a week, former mayor Dick Greco has found himself on the defensive after making another gaffe with racial overtones, reports Christian Wade.

Toward the end of a forum hosted by young professionals Wednesday night, four of the candidates running for Tampa mayor were posed a series of light-hearted questions.

One: Which candidate would each appoint as the designated driver if they went drinking at MacDinton’s, a Howard Avenue Irish pub.

Dick Greco, Bob Buckhorn and Ed Turanchik answered the obvious — Tom Scott, an ordained minister at the 34th Street Church of God known for his temperance.

Then the four

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