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Bye bye Buddy Johnson



TAMPA -- Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson conceded his re-election race tonight, after a day of counting early vote results showed a commanding lead by his challenger, Phyllis Busansky.

"You may not have seen the last of Buddy Johnson," he said. "I'm proud of my staff. I'm proud of the voters. Congratulations to Phyllis Busansky."

“I’m absolutely thrilled," Busansky said from her home Thursday night. "I ran on restoring confidence in this office and that’s what we’ve done.” When asked what she planned to do her first day in office, she said, "I have no idea. Until two minutes ago I wasn’t at all sure I was going to win.”

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[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 4:46pm]


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