Ferlita-Buckhorn race starts getting nasty; Tribune endorses Buckhorn, while teachers & other public employees get a small break in Tallahassee: Mitch Perry Report 3.11.11

We're not big fans of daylight savings time - at least not since Congress moved it up 3 weeks in the spring and let it go one week longer in the fall back in 2005.  And you won't either come Monday morning.

Okay, just had to get out of the way as we worry about our friends on the west coast with the potential tsunami heading their way after one of the biggest earthquakes we can ever recall happening hitting Japan overnight - scary times.

Okay, so now let's get down to some serious negativity which the Tampa mayoral race has seemingly devolved into in the past week.  As we wrote late last night, Rose Ferlita has been hitting Bob Buckhorn hard on a number of issues, going so far yesterday to blast him as wanting to run for mayor of Beverly Hills.  Now comes a mailer that bashes Ferlita for not being married.

Meanwhile, this blocks out the news that the Tampa Tribune has endorsed Buckhorn in the race, and the former City Councilman produced his own poll to rebut an earlier neutral survey that showed Ferlita leading in the race (Buckhorn's says he's up).

Meanwhile, Marco Rubio will not be in Tampa this morning, as previously scheduled - and public employees in Florida, understandably feeling under siege this late winter, got a bit of a break in a Senate Committee meeting yesterday.

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