Statements from the Florida: 2011 Tampa Mayor's race

Tampa mayoral opponent Bob Buckhorn "supported forcing police officers to keep their guns locked in the trunks of their cruisers."

A 2005 gay pride vote "had nothing to do with discrimination."

"No one in the private sector gets unlimited accruals of vacation and sick leave."

"There was no panhandling when I left office."

"Refinanced $232.6 million in bonds, resulting in reduced debt service for the City."

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