Mitch Perry Report 3.14.12 - Santorum's dreams stay alive

Good mornin' y'all. With an upcoming primary in Louisiana, we may get another opportunity to hear Mitt Romney condescend to Southern voters. But his schtick obviously didn't pay dividends last night, when the once and still front-runner for the Republican nomination for president stumbled badly, finishing last behind Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in two big Southern primaries (but Mittens did take Hawaii and America Samoa). And by the way, can anyone trust Matt Drudge after he declared last night at 6pm that Romney had won Mississippi?

This afternoon in Tallahassee, the Florida Legislature will reconvene. House members won't stick around long, but the Senate will get busy to work on redrawing that state Senate map that the Supreme Court rejected as unconstitutional last Friday.

The Tampa Bay area ranks very weak in several key economic indicators compared to their brethren in the Southeast, a new report says.

The City of Tampa has a new Parks & Rec. director.

And after 14 sometimes controversial years, morning AM sports talk show host Dan Sileo is history after a racially charged comment he made live on the air on Monday.

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