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PayPal come to TB: Buckhorn and Kriseman tweet appeals to company that spurns North Carolina's anti-LGBT law



First Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn tweeted his appeal. 

A day later St. Petersburg Rick Kriseman joined the social media courtship.

The mayors of Tampa Bay's largest cities implored PayPal to think about relocating its $3.6 million operations center that would have created 400 jobs in Charlotte, N.C.

The San Jose, Calif.-based company canceled those plans Tuesday after North Carolina's state legislature passed a law that has come under national criticism for discriminating against the state's gay and transgender communities.

That same day, Buckhorn tweeted:

No immediate word on if Paypal has responded to the entreaty.

Not to be outdone, Kriseman, who gained international fame for tweet-shaming Donald Trump after the New York businessman called for a ban on Muslim immigration, issued his own invitation via Twitter after expanding on his idea in old-fashioned ink in the Charlotte Observer.


[Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 2:59pm]


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