Twitter photo with Darryl Rouson irks Kathy Castor
The photo looked harmless enough: U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor and state Rep. Darryl Rouson, both Democrats, standing side-by-side at St. Pete Pride. But with a hotly contested primary for a Tampa Bay Senate seat that's solidly Democrat-leaning, nothing is innocent.
Rouson tweeted the photo of him and Castor on Tuesday. Less than an hour later, Castor replied:
Rouson, who lives in St. Petersburg, is one of three candidates seeking the District 19 seat in the Florida Senate. The others are Rep. Ed Narain and former Rep. Betty Reed, both of Tampa. The race has divided local Democrats, though Narain has garnered high-profile endorsements in Castor and Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner.
The photo has since been taken down.