If Tuesday’s immigration debate between House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum isn’t enough to whet the appetite of capital city political junkies, there’s another guilty-pleasure contest on the horizon.
Gillum, a Democrat who’s announced he’s running for governor, and Corcoran, a Republican who’s widely expected to enter the contest, will go mano a mano after a dust-up about sanctuary cities.
After he finishes sparring with Gillum, Corcoran will take on his upper-chamber counterpart, Senate President Joe Negron, on the basketball court.
The legislative leaders will go face off in a three-point contest at halftime of a charity basketball game set for Feb. 20 at Leon High School. The annual event gives Republicans and Democrats the opportunity to take out their hostilities on the b-ball court.
The event benefits the Children’s Home Society of Florida.
Tickets for the game — $5 — and more info are available here.
— By Jim Turner and Dara Kam.