Ferlita campaign says it dished out 800 plates of spaghetti
Tampa mayoral candidate Rose Ferlita's campaign reports that more than 800 people showed up Sunday for her "Spaghetti Get Ready" dinner at the Sons of Italy lodge. Those who attended received a plate of noodles in exchange for a $5 campaign contribution.
Here's what Ferlita told attendees, according to a press release issued by the campaign: "People win campaigns, not candidates, not mailers, it's about people. The best thing a candidate can hope for are supporters like I have. We must protect the fiber of Tampa, the things from our past that make us a unique city. And we have to keep an eye towards the future. But we have problems now. As your mayor, I will bring solutions to these problems now."