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Beckner mails out spooky attack piece on Blair



TAMPA -- Democratic Hillsborough County Commission hopeful Kevin Beckner employs a Halloween theme in his latest attack mailer against Republican incumbent Brian Blair.

"The Brian Blair Project," it reads. "The Only Thing Scarier This Halloween Than Ghosts And Goblins Is Re-Electing Brian Blair."

The cover has bats and a haunted house, along with Blair's face on a full moon.

The mailer continues themes Beckner has been hammering throughout his campaign, at least two of which need asterisks. The first says Blair voted to spend $1-million to clean up a lake behind his house. The amount ended up being much lower than that and went toward cleaning up a chain of lakes, including the one behind Blair's house.

The flier also says Blair gave himself a pay raise. The claim is predicated on Blair's opposition to lowering the car allowance of county commissioners. Commissioner salaries are set by statute and the board has no control over it.

Bill Varian, Times Staff Writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:38am]


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