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IT APPEARS THAT B. BRIAN BLAIR IS A WINNER !!
By: Georgiann Makropoulos
11/3/2004 11:44:54 AM

As of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday:
 
Thanks to Mark Nulty:

With all 360 precincts reporting:
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 Web site.

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 Republicans."

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 personal attacks.
 
 
 

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