The city of Tampa election were held yesterday. Most people in the state didn’t really know it was going on. The Tampa election are a clear picture of Florida Democrat apathy. With a turnout of less the 13% of registered voters in this this so-called non-partisan race incumbents were swept back into office by convincing margins. Mayor Bob Buckhorn won by a crushing margin to a write-in candidate. The only interesting race of the evening was the district 6 race. This race featured three candidates that all were Republican at one time. Last night however, it was a rainbow of political colors in the district race. Jackie Toledo the only Republican in the race took most of the vote but is in a run-off with now Democrat Guido Manascalco. Former Republican now Independent Tommy Castelano came in third to miss the run-off.
The Tampa city council currently has all Democrat incumbents so there was not any drama that lead to a bump in turnout. Democrats are truly not interested in candidate development as there were no Democrat challengers in any of the races.