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Sun on Political Connections: Bob Buckhorn laments Crist may be Dem nominee



Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, a man quite a few savvy Democrats have encouraged to run for governor, appears Sunday on Political Connections on Bay News 9 to talk about the impact of the national Republican convention one year later, about the prospect of the Rays moving to Tampa, mass transit, and statewide politics.

Political Connections airs Sunday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., but here's a clip of Buckhorn weighing in on the potential Democratic gubernatorial field. He would prefer Alex Sink over Charlie Crist as his party's nominee.

"I'm frustrated that our bench is not deeper than it is, the fact that we could conceivably wind up with a
candidate who one or two years ago was saying something entirely different than where he is today," Buckhorn said. "Clearly Rick Scott is vulnerable. I wish we had a pro-business Democrat, a centrist, because I think that person could win."

[Last modified: Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:30pm]


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