Mitch Perry Report 8.4.11 - the donut report

Leading off the news this morning is Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's announcement to the St. Pete Times that he'll use CIT funds to pay to repair Williams Pool in the predominantly African-American east Tampa section of the city. The mayor, who has always had strong support in that part of the community, appeared to have a deaf ear to the neighborhood's concerns last week when he responded to Frank Reddick's suggestion that he wouldn't vote for the mayor's budget unless he found money to repair the structure.

Unless you were on an airplane yesterday or just on a news boycott, you're no doubt aware that Governor Rick Scott was in Carrollwood yesterday working in a doughnut store. Our Monica Torres was there for your reading pleasure.

Well, the Republican National Committee is in town. CL participated in the opening salvo of the three day festival, which featured chairman Reince Preibus laying down the law - sort of - against Florida jumping the gun in next year's presidential primary race.

And a new Quinnipiac poll is a bit of a stunner, as little known Tea Party candidate Mike McCalister leads, but also calls into question other candidates are probably eying the race now, including a popular actress' boyfriend.

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