Tampa Bay Times ran a feature about Topher’s campaign kickoff:
During his stump speech at the Tampa Theatre Monday evening before about 50 well wishers, political novice Topher Morrison didn’t trot out a pony.
But, for many of the nearly 24 minutes he spoke, Morrison held his nearly four-year-old Beagle-Brittany Spaniel mix, Macie, by a leash.
Macie was bedecked in a red and white “Topher for Mayor” sweater.
Macie’s leash ended up being held by another prominent part of Morrison’s public debut: a formerly homeless man, Joe Ray, 34, who credits Morrison with helping him get off the streets and starting a handyman business.
Morrison introduced Ray to the crowd and shared his story.
Read the full article here.