It would be somewhat surprising to see Buckhorn, a Democrat, publicly endorse one of the three legit candidates in St. Pete this summer, because:
- He has a relationship to maintain with the current mayor, Bill Foster, a Republican;
- Polarizing Democrat Kathleen Ford supports an even tougher line with the Rays than Foster;
- And Kriseman, a Democrat, the only candidate to support giving the Rays some flexibility, appears to currently be running in third.
My feeling is most St. Pete voters actually support Foster's hard-line on enforcing the Rays' lease, but if Kriseman is looking for issues to differentiate himself from the field, the Stadium Saga appears to be an opportunity.