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Can you spell "commission?"

Hillsborough County Commission candidate Jim Norman's

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Hillsborough County Commission candidate Jim Norman's



Candidates in the crowded District 6 race for the Hillsborough County Commission have a potential new campaign slogan against a former commissioner hoping for a comeback:

Jim Norman Can’t Even Spell County Commission!

Norman, a former state senator who withdrew from re-election in 2012 after an ethics scandal, is now running for a county seat against Democrats Tom Scott, John Dicks, Pat Kemp and Brian Willis and fellow Republican Tim Schock.

This week Norman confirmed that 50 to 70 of his posted campaign signs contain the misspelled word "commision" — as in, missing a necessary "s."

Of course Norman can spell commission, having previously been a longtime and powerful figure on that board.

He says it was a printer error that will be remedied with a corrective bumper sticker placed over each sign.

"You just gotta roll with it," Norman said.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:16am]


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