As of 9:30 a.m.
Thanks to Mark
With all 360 precincts
Brian Blair (REP) 216,430 50.28%
Bob Buckhorn (DEM) 214,062 49.72%
This is coming from the official Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections
The Tampa Tribune reports that there are still some absentee ballots to be
counted, but the newspaper says, "Thousands of absentee ballots also were
uncounted, but observers noted the absentees traditionally break for
The Tribune and the St. Petersburg Times are both reporting the story under
the assumption that Blair has won.
According to the St. Petersburg Times, Buckhorn had a war chest of $220,815,
the largest of any Hillsborough County Commission candidate.
Hopefully, there will be an official announcement later today.
Brian will not
only represent Hillsborough County well, but he'll also represent professional
wrestling well. He ran a high minded campaign that focused on the difference
in management philosophy between Blair and Buckhorn, and didn't resort to