A large dispute has erupted in local Florida politics over a “transit tax referendum.” For minor party enthusiasts, this passage from Mitch Perry may be of particular interest:
Meanwhile, one of the most prominent elected official to champion the proposal, Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, is being challenged next week by Josh Burgin in a Republican primary based almost exclusively on this single issue.
Today, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, Alex Snitker, has scheduled a news conference at 10 a.m. at which he will endorse Burgin, as well as announce his opposition to the transit tax. He is scheduled to be joined by Doug Guetzloe from the Orlando-based anti-taxation group Ax the Tax, which has spent tens of thousands of dollars for a television ad targeting Sharpe for his support of the transportation referendum.
Doug Guetzloe is also one of the founders of the Florida TEA Party.