Best Of 2007

BEST FREE OFFER FROM A POLITICIAN: Joe Redner’s Get-Out-the-Vote Effort

Tampa City Council candidate Joe Redner promised anyone sporting an “I Voted” sticker a complimentary admission to his Mons Ve-nus nude dance club, or in the alternative, a week at his Xtreme gym after he made it into the runoff against incumbent Gwen Miller. His offer brought unprecedented attention to the off-year election and helped drive turnout in his race to levels higher than in the pri-mary, an unheard-of statistic.