Greco pulls ahead in Alessi Bakery cookie poll
Dick Greco surged ahead Wednesday in the great cookie poll being conducted by West Tampa's venerable Alessi Bakery.
Alessi's has been selling cookies with frosting designed in the campaign colors of each of the five candidates seeking to become the next Tampa mayor. As of Wednesday, shortly after noon, the tally of cookies sold was 143 for Greco, 70 for runner-up Rose Ferlita, 41 each for Bob Buckhorn and Tom Scott, and 29 for Ed Turanchik.
A day earlier, sales were a little more closely bunched for the top two and runners up around 2 p.m. Greco had sold 68, Ferlita 60, Buckhorn 25, Turanchik 23 and Scott 14. Clearly Greco has been working to get his numbers up, or his supporters just like cookies.