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How would Tampa mayoral hopefuls handle 2012 RNC? listen

02/02/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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It may seem like a ways off, but leaders throughout Tampa Bay are preparing for the summer of 2012, when the Republican National Convention will descend upon the region. The handful of candidates for Tampa mayor have different ideas about how to deal with the onslaught of politicos – and protesters – that’s sure to come.

The federal government is giving the city of Tampa $50 million to help cover RNC security costs. How that money will pan out in terms of boots on the ground, artille...

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Four Tampa mayoral candidates talk about their visions for the city listen

01/19/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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This year’s Tampa City election has a crowded ballot. Even the mayor’s race has six qualified candidates. WMNF spoke with several of them today about what kind of Tampa they want to see, both short term and long.

The local election season may not be as long and drawn out as that of last year’s midterms, but they do share one similarity. That is, candidates still have to grapple with the question of how to make Tampa competitive on the global stage while dealing with high unemployment...

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