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The next level -- Bob Buckhorn's goal for Tampa, and himself



TAMPA — For Bob Buckhorn, being the smallest player on his high school and college lacrosse teams was good preparation for a career in politics.

"It was a lot of high sticks and low blows," says Buckhorn, one of five people on the March 1 ballot for mayor of Tampa.

Thirty years later, Buckhorn again is on the offensive, usually against the presumed frontrunner, former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco. Buckhorn frames the race as a choice between the past and the future, as in, "the stories of the past are not strategies for the future"


To read the rest of this story -- the second in a series of profiles of the candidates for mayor of Tampa -- see

[Last modified: Monday, February 14, 2011 5:27pm]


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