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Republicans, Democrats to square off in dodgeball match



Nothing brings Republicans and Democrats together like a game of dodgeball.

The local Young Republicans and Young Democrats are holding a match Thursday at AirHeads Trampoline Arena.

Scheduled to attend: Republican Hillsborough County commissioner Mark Sharpe and Democratic Hillsborough commissioner Kevin Beckner.

“In today's political environment, it is often difficult for Republicans and Democrats to work together, solve problems and ultimately benefit the citizens they represent,” said Thomas King of the Tampa Bay Young Republicans. “As Young Republicans and Young Democrats, we want to be the generation that works together to solves problems while sticking to our principles and most importantly treating each other with respect.

Their tagline: "Don't dodge bipartisanship, come play dodgeball and learn to work together ."

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at AirHeads, 5072 W Linebaugh Ave. There is a $15 charge to play, which also includes pizza and refreshments.

-- Jodie Tillman, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 1:28pm]


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