Women's vote could play key role Tuesday in Tampa mayor's election
TAMPA — Republican and Democratic party involvement in Tampa's nonpartisan mayor's race has made headlines, but Tuesday's runoff could turn not so much on party affiliation as on how women vote.
Yes, Democrats outnumber Republicans almost 2-to-1 among registered voters in Tampa. But female voters outnumber male voters about 5-to-4. This has created a race in which Democrat Bob Buckhorn and Republican Rose Ferlita are working hard to compete for the votes of women, especially in the closing days of the campaign.
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