It had been a quiet couple of days in the Tampa Mayor's race, but Rose Ferlita changed that dynamic Wednesday afternoon when she issued a press release calling on opponent Bob Buckhorn to apologize to her and other women in general for calling her campaign "sleazy" in a television ad that's been airing for several days.
Ferlita says in the release:
Bob Buckhorn began this campaign trying to demean me by calling me 'Rosie' instead of by my proper name. Then he showed further disdain by denouncing negative ads when he himself, the king of dirty politics, relentlessly uses negative campaign ads. The ultimate disrespect he has shown me, as a woman, is by calling me 'sleazy.' With his checkered history with women and women's issues, and his elitist attitude, I'm not surprised," Ferlita said.
No word is wasted here, so the question is: what does Ferlita mean when say refers to Buckhorn's " checkered history with women and women's issues?" CL called the Ferlita camp to find out exactly what was meant by that statement, but did not have that call returned as of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening .