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A slip and a quip during Buckhorn's state of the city



Along with his big news on Jane Castor and his support of Greenlight Pinellas, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn got some laughs during his state of the city speech Tuesday — not all of them scripted.

At one point, Buckhorn was talking about regional cooperation and said, "Rick Kriseman, the mayor of Tampa — the mayor of St. Pete, we're in this together." A ripple of laughter.  "Yeah, he's not going to be the mayor of Tampa." More laughs. "That ain't happening."

Then he paused.

"I wouldn't mind his baseball team."

Big laugh, with applause. Then he added:

"I just figured out what the lead story's going to be tomorrow."

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 3:45pm]


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