Does the path to Tampa mayor run through East Tampa? Candidates act like it does

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And Ed Turanchik took out a full-age ad in the weekly newspaper serving the city’s black community, the Florida Sentinel ‘ to boost black businesses and co-founder of a Saturday breakfast gathering ‘

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TAMPA ‘ The eight candidates for an open Tampa mayor’s seat are tripping over one another in search of support from East Tampa, the center of the black community in the largely Democratic city and a voting block of nearly 51,000 people.

David Straz moved his headquarters there earlier this month. Topher Morrison promises to live in East Tampa during his first year in office. Mike Suarez stopped at a Jackson Heights barbecue restaurant during his official launch. Jane Castor held her most recent endorsement event in Robles Park.

And Ed Turanchik took out a full-age ad in the weekly newspaper serving the city’s black community, the Florida Sentinel-Bulletin, promising a “New Day Agenda” ‘ including a pledge to hire a “senior executive leadership position to bring diversity and inclusion into all major city decisions.”

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  • Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
  • Date: 2018-12-31T05:00:00Z-04
  • Author: Charlie Frago
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Candidates to replace Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn next year. Six of eight candidates running to succeed the two-term mayor faced off in the election’s first debate Wednesday night at Hillsborough Community College. The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce hosted the debate and Politifact Executive Director Aaron Shockman moderated.

Attendees included former Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor, Tampa City Council members Harry Cohen and Mike Suarez, former Hillsborough County Commissioner Ed Turanchik, business consultant Topher Morrison and community activist LaVaughn King.

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