What did Everett Rice supporter Tim Ingold mean by this e-mail…?


Before he was a visible supporter of Everett Rice’s campaign for Sheriff, Tim Ingold was his opponent and, occasionally, his critic.

Ingold, the former union leader, retired as a captain in 2010 and started a private investigation business. After a brief campaign for Sheriff, he dropped out and endorsed Rice. By all accounts, he is one of the most knowledgeable observers of the Sheriff’s race.

That’s why I wonder what Ingold meant in a June 2011 e-mail (pictured below) in which he discusses a fundraiser for Rice?

“Lock the liquor cabinets….” writes Ingold in response to an invitation to a June 16, 2011 event for Rice’s campaign.

Certainly, Ingold could be referring to himself or others receiving the e-mail, but, remember, Ingold received this e-mail back when he was running against Rice.

I’ll leave it to Ingold, who is an occasional commenter on this blog, to explain. Tim, what say you?



Previous articleNew poll of Florida: Romney leads Obama, 48% to 45%
Next articleTampa Bay Times endorses Cathy McKyton for Pinellas County Judge
Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.