BEST KISSER

Hillsborough Tax Collector Doug Belden

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You almost forgot elected lothario Doug Belden, didn’t you? Well, it was nearly a year ago that Hillsborough County’s tax collector sidled up to a hot chick with a dog in her lap sitting at the bar at Jackson’s on Harbour Island, (allegedly) pawed her and (allegedly) kissed her when she apparently didn’t want to be kissed by the same man who collects her property taxes and license-plate renewals. Belden at first denied applying unwanted lippage but eventually ’fessed up and blamed — all together now — a drinking problem. He promised never to do it again. And we believe him.

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